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CMC Designs Charleston

Interior Designers & Decorators
Woman owned
Available weekends
Available evenings

About Us

Creating Thoughtful, Livable Spaces For You in Charleston
Interior Design Expert, Cathy Carabello, specializes in new construction and home renovations. After a decades long successful career spanning the southeast, she has returned home to Charleston and is based downtown on the peninsula. Cathy graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Interior Design. She got her start in High Point, NC, first as a photographic set designer for the Alderman Company, and then went out on her own as a freelancer working for iconic brands like Thomasville Furniture, designing their freestanding store, in addition to designing showrooms for High Point Market and working for an advertising agency in photographic design for small product and other furniture companies. In 1985, Cathy moved to Charleston and opened a women’s clothing boutique on King Street, Elizabeth Mansfields, alongside her mother & sister and it remained open for 8 years. Additionally, she worked as a Designer for Southeastern Galleries. After relocating to Houston, Cathy launched an interior design company, Studio Bello, where she specialized in new construction, extensive home renovations and designing custom furniture, draperies and lighting. She also had a small retail space selling repurposed and antique furniture and fixtures.

Services Provided

Attic Conversion, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Beds, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Cabinets, Custom Furniture, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Walk-in Closets, Design Consultation, Dining Room Design, Drafting, Entry Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Garage Design, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Staging, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Space Planning, Sunroom Design & Construction, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design, Home Office Design

Areas Served

Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Mount Pleasant, Saint Andrews, Sullivans Island


Cathy has been featured in Houston Magazine and also in design book Segreto, Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors. Additionally, she is an Allied Member of ASID.

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CMC Designs Charleston
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
59 Barre street
Unit E
Charleston, SC 29401
Typical Job Cost $20,000 - 250,000
Design Consultation start at $125/Hr.
License Number 1890099