Our Design Specialists

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No. 1 Home design - make your house into a home

No. 2 Discover one-of-a-kind objects

No. 3 Master the mix with a new tablescape

No. 4 Refresh your bedroom

No.5 Furnish your space with heirloom pieces

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Meet the
Roman and Williams' Guild

Design Specialists

Clayton Moore
Clayton loves to understand the human needs behind every project. He utilizes his personal background and training to find the perfect solution to your needs – whether it’s a whole house or a single bare shelf. Third-generation from a family of Midwest antique dealers, Clayton has shifted his focus from objects with long pasts to objects that will have a long future. He has worked in NYC since 2008, and is an expert at guiding people in high-end furniture customization. Clayton’s style preferences lean toward layering textures and materials, with a preference for tone-on-tone and an embrace of mixed natural finishes.
Austin Whittle
Previously our Pro Sales Director, Austin Whittle has been a member of the Guild team for the past three years. In his previous role, he traveled to different markets around the country to meet with members of the trade community and important private clients. In his new role, he will be based out of Los Angeles and available for travel throughout the west. Austin loves forming relationships that are founded in a mutual appreciation for craft. The Guild—with over two hundred artisans from around the world and our own masterfully crafted collection of original designs—is the perfect place to form those relationships. Austin continues to refine his eye and strives to use that training to connect people with objects well-suited for their homes. Interested in the provenance of objects, he seeks to understand the different stories behind artisan-made pieces in order to create a dialogue among objects. He believes this is the recipe for creating meaningful and timeless spaces.
Marla Turner
Marla is deeply rooted in honesty and purity in resolution. She feels this is the foundation of all human psychology. Her definition of design: All choices demand reactions. Just as the universe knows when to open the skies to let in just enough light, as the flowers know when to open to receive it, to bloom, and as the branches know, upon restraint when to release the seeds back to its origin; so is the balance of nature, of life, of creation. Balance is Marla’s natural gift. Her appreciation for truth within objects and spaces allows for a congruency that is effortless, a sigh of relief. Marla has worked in a vast spectrum of exclusive spaces. This has allowed integration of knowledge and of self; to electrify thought and reason within the senses. She believes that design has no edges, no ending; it is a necessary constant. Her passion to strive for excellence has led her to a myriad of design forces. Classic Italian, Baroque, French, Danish and Contemporary principals. She searches the soul and holds hands with remedy. Marla possesses an appreciation for eclecticism. Her travels include Paris, London, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil and has lived in Turkey, all in which have left remnants of origin deep within her. Her life experiences are subconsciously embedded and emerges when needed. “We are all connected”, is her fundamental compass for design solutions. She believes that the willingness to be open and accepting, silence and observance, lastly patience and reflection all yield the ability to declare what’s needed. The mind is vast, ideas are infinite, everything is everything, equally. Finding what fits is who she is.
Charlaine Hall
Charlaine has always loved fashion, design, history, and the arts. She brings all these things together while listening to her clients to help them create the home of their dreams. Her fashion career began on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, working for Gucci, that led her to become a personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. The designer in her took her to Artistic Tile and Waterworks. Her attention to detail has allowed her to enjoy client relationships that have lasted over a decade. Charlaine’s style is elegant, luxurious, and timeless. She believes in building a strong foundation that can be enjoyed for many generations. She feels each item selected for your home should have a history and soul that can be admired and enjoyed every day.
Eric Lawrence
Eric's style is understated and embraces the contrast and pairing of different textures, and old mixed with new. With a background in fashion Eric has a particular interest in the crossover between personal style and home style, and how both are the same expressions of ones self. He believes that everyday objects should last lifetimes and tell a story. Eric is interested in those who share this passion for story telling via objects and fashion.