Founders of One Design Place
Abigail Thorpe, ASID Allied
Abbie earned a Bachelor of Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University and a minor in Art, Architecture and Interior Design History. Ms. Thorpe is a partner in One Design Place and owns Abigail Thorpe Designs. She is an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Over the course of her career she has worked for major production homebuilders, general contractors and as the Principle Designer of her own firm. Abbie specializes in effectively creating environments that exceed her clients’ expectations. She is well know for delivering projects on time and in budget, by productively managing the design process.
She plays an active role in her community giving her time to many non-profit organizations.
Abbie was born in New Orleans Louisiana and has called Camirillo California home since Grammar school. She is the mother of two children, a recent college graduate and a son attending Baylor University in Waco Texas.
Cynthia Cannizzaro, MBA
Cynthia is currently an Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Partner in One Design Place. She is known for her contagious zest for life. Ms. Cannizzaro owned an Interior Design Firm in Houston, Texas for twenty years, specializing in efficiency planning and creating environments where people are positively motivated and inspired. It is extremely important to her to meet all deadlines and stay within budget on all projects, as she understands that unnecessary delays cost everyone money.
She earned a Bachelor of Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University and has completed her MBA and MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management) at Keller Graduate School. Her articles have appeared in several publications and she is author of “The Home Design System: Change Your Environment, Enhance Your Life.” She was named in Who’s Who in Interior Design”. She has presented to the American Society of Interior Designers, JC Inc., Rivers Oaks Rotary, and many others and she has shared her knowledge of Interior Design through programs at Houston Community College, North Harris College and Delgado College.
She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. During 1985 she relocated to Houston, Texas where she now resides with her two college aged sons.
Kathy Sterling, CRMS
Kathy is the owner of Sterling Services and a partner in One Design Place, a full service residential & commercial interior design & decorating company. She is also a certified home stager who works with realtors and homeowners to market their property for quick sale at optimum price.
Mrs. Sterling attended Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Interior Design. She is a previous member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Certified Real Estate Marketing Specialist, National Association of Women in Construction and a member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Her areas of expertise include flooring, space planning, accessorizing, window coverings, furnishings and commercial and residential interior design. She is an expert in project management, purchasing and job supervision. Kathy has an impeccable eye for color and pattern blending and creates extraordinary spaces.
Ms. Sterling has been presented many awards and honors for her community service, customer service, designs, and as a successful small business owner.
Kathy married her High School sweetheart and has been married for 47 years, together they have two grown daughters and four beautiful grandchildren.