Chelsea Dunbar

OWNER OF BLU INTERIORS AND CO-OWNER OF BLU HOME

Chelsea has extensive experience in the interior design field having worked for 15 years on both commercial and residential projects. She is an NCIDQ certified designer and holds a BFA degree in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She developed her skills at two renowned Atlanta design firms before starting her own business in 2010.

She has found that the best interiors are created when working in close partnership with clients at every stage of the process. Chelsea has a fresh and sophisticated approach, and provides a highly personalized level of service and keen attention to detail. Having traveled extensively around the world and to key trade shows ensures that clients have access to the latest products and up-to-date designs. Her process-driven approach to design has earned her the trust of more than 150 residential clients and counting. As the mother of two small children, Chelsea has developed a highly personal understanding of family-friendly design.

Over the years she has been honored with multiple IIDA’s Best of the Best Awards, voted National Kitchen and Bath Association’s “Top 30 designers under 30” and recognized in Jezebel Magazine as “Atlanta’s Emerging Elite”. Several HGTV shows have chosen her to be the lead designer “behind the scenes”. Shows include Property Brothers, Buyers Bootcamp and Flipping Virgins. She works very hard to provide the highest level of service and genuinely values the lasting relationships that develop from working as a team on each project.

Nicole Dolan

CO-OWNER OF BLU HOME

Nicole Dolan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles & Merchandising from Florida State University. She began her career in marketing before moving to sales for Edelman Leather in D.C. and Boston. Chelsea and Nicole are both Florida natives who grew up dreaming of opening a business together. In 2016 Nicole left Edelman to open Blu Home in Sarasota with Chelsea. Nicole’s commitment to client satisfaction and strong project management skills ensure a smooth project from start to finish. With her ability to select well-crafted furnishings, and carefully considered details she is by far our most practical and organized team member.

Christy Allen

SENIOR DESIGNER

Christy Allen joined the Blu Interiors team after graduating with a degree in business from UGA and an interior design certification from New York Institute of Art and Design. Christy brings strong customer service and organizational skills from her years of owning her own design firm in Atlanta. She enjoys coming up with design solutions that accommodate a client’s specific needs. She revels in the process of discovering a client’s aesthetic preferences and interpreting their personal style into the design of their home. Her attention to detail and strong work ethic are what client’s love the most about working with her!

Katie LaCamera

SENIOR DESIGNER

Katie received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Florida State University and worked for several Sarasota designers/architects before joining Blu Interiors in 2016.  As a senior designer Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each project she embarks on. Known for her ability to create modern, clean interiors with a tailored level of detail, Katie works with clients by creating the ideal combination of comfort and sophisticated style.

Ashley Oney

SENIOR DESIGNER

Ashley’s love for the creative arts and architecture drove her to pursue a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She has many years of experience in the industry, specializing in high end luxury residential design, commercial design, and project management. When creating a space Ashley enjoys mixing elements of bold contrast, color, materials, and textures to build a balanced and cohesive design. She has a passion for creating fresh, unique, and timeless spaces that her clients and future generations will admire and appreciate.

Jessica Mowery

SENIOR DESIGNER

Jessica Mowery completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland followed by the Master of Interior Architecture and Design program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, a division of George Washington University. With over 15 years of experience, Jessica is a seasoned designer who understands the complexities of design and proper execution. Her approach to design is simple and uncluttered. Each project with Jessica is a collaborative experience—a journey of discovering the distinctive story of each client and home. Additionally, Jessica is an award winning multi-disciplinary fine artist who maintains a thriving studio practice in Sarasota. She often collaborates with clients to create unique pieces that compliment their interiors projects and personalities.

Hannah Nisula

DESIGNER

Hannah Nisula earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Merchandising from High Point University. She began her career as a merchandise interior designer for a major furniture retailer where she designed retail stores nationwide and eventually worked with influencer partnerships to design the homes of multiple social media influencers throughout the country. Hannah has a passion for making a house feel like a home and helping her client’s identify their unique sense of style. Her organizational skills coupled with a strong attention to detail and customer service attitude make her client’s feel at ease and the design process enjoyable for everyone involved.

Seled Vides

PROJECT MANAGER

Seled likes edgy design that is fun, fresh, and innovative. Her favorite part of the design process is taking a client’s vision and turning it into a beautiful reality.

Dagmar Cardell

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Dagmar came to us from Czech Republic 4 years ago and brings her love of the French Countryside style.  She would also add Bohemian and Scandinavian style to her list of favorites. Inspired by nature, she loves to bring the feel of the outdoors to the interior. What she enjoys most about her work is keeping up-to-date on new design products and sharing those ideas with clients.

Savannah Grano

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Savannah graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019 and since then has worked on a wide variety of interior projects. After falling in love with the design community in Naples, she moved back home to Sarasota and joined our team! Savannah has a passion for organization and project management, and loves contributing to everyone involved at Blu Interiors. As a born and raised Floridian, her favorite design captures organic textures and a bright palette! 

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Sarasota Magazine

The Lux Pad

NKBA “30 under 30”

Modern Luxury Magazine

Men’s Book

Jezebel Magazine

Sarasota Business Review

Luxe Interiors + Design