Meet Your Designers

You want the best for your fabulous room, and so do we. Unlike some other online design services, we only hire accredited, experienced designers with exceptional design skills. We work as a team in our brick and mortar studio with an amazing library to fulfill your Vavaroom dreams.
(Plus, they’re awesome people.)

Cathy Maready - great interior designer

Cathy Maready

“ Design should bring imagination to life and allow for the small beauties to sing. ”

Cathy has been practicing interior design since 1990 and is an Allied ASID member. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University in Honolulu and graduated magna cum laude. After traveling the globe in her younger days, Cathy began an import business where she designed her own furniture and accessory line.

Upon settling back into her home state of North Carolina, she opted for a more personal level of design where she could apply her creations to specific environments. Through Elephant Ears, her successful interior design business, a diverse client base has allowed Cathy to work on multi-level and multi-million dollar commercial and residential projects all over North Carolina, Aspen, islands off the coast of Washington, Southern France and most currently on a 100 square-mile private ranch in Wyoming. Yee-ha, indeed.

Cathy also holds a commercial pilot license and loves animals. So, Pegasus would be her perfect ride.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

“ An interior is the natural projection of the soul. ”

Megan grew up watching her grandmother design some of the finest southern homes in North Carolina. She followed her around from home to home and took her worldly advice on to college to study interior design. Megan has an Interior Design degree that has led her into the creative world of commercial and residential projects that range in scope from clubhouses to 10,000 square-foot residences. And her talents don’t stop there. She is gifted in all styles, from traditional to contemporary to transitional.

Her subtle blend of these styles in one project make a unique look that is all her own.

In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends anywhere near the water. She also loves to travel.

Addie Welch

Addie Welch

“ If you love something, it will work. That’s the only rule. ”

Addie has always loved creative thinking and design. After earning a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology she worked as a draftsman at an architectural firm. After several years she decided she wanted to work on the creative side of the industry and went back to school for interior design. While earning her degree she was awarded with a nationally prestigious scholarship for her design of a summer camp for special needs children. After graduation she began working at Elephant Ears Design in Southern Pines, NC.

Her goal is to design a space that not only functions, but makes people feel comfortable and inspired. She loves and appreciates all design styles and wants people to be truly happy in their space. Addie believes that design should be simple and not overstated because at the end of the day it is how a person feels in their space.

Kate Scarborough

Kate Scarborough

“ Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. ”

Design and the arts have always been an integral part of Kate’s life. From a young age she showed a flair for creative pursuits and always knew that she wanted a career in the arts. While earning her degree in interior design, her studies helped her to recognize the importance of how design affects and reflects the moods and personalities of each individual. Her inspiration is drawn from nature and art and she enjoys finding creative solutions to everyday obstacles. With meticulous attention to even the smallest detail, she is able to execute functional and beautiful interiors that speak to clients’ particular tastes and needs. It is her passion to help people realize their vision and bring it to reality.

In her spare time, Kate loves walking around her downtown neighborhood and the beach with her husband, Julian, and their dog, Monty.