Celesta Thompson

Interior Designer & Project Manager

Doll houses & legos were Celesta’s earliest design inspirations. She enjoyed building new structures and re-arranging furniture. She didn’t know then that her love affair with space planning & design would steer her towards a career in interior design.

She graduated Appalachian State University in 2003 with her Interior Design degree, and was able to spend some of that time studying abroad in Australia and traveling through Europe. Her first design experience was with Northern Parker Interiors, and then Charleston Forge in Boone, North Carolina. Another 10 years at Platt Architecture in Brevard, NC honed her skills in interior design, drawing and 3D rendering, and project management.  Celesta joined A+R in 2016 and heads up our Drawings & Renderings, Specifications & Project Management responsibilities. She specializes in 3D renderings as well as lighting design and specification. Her experience and professionalism have been an excellent addition to our design team. When clients receive drawings, lighting designs and specifications, Celesta is often the creative force behind the details.

Celesta and her husband have been married nearly 10 years and have a young son, and two dogs. On the weekends they enjoy being outdoors, camping, swimming and traveling.