Meet the Team

Connie M. Lefevre

Principal ASID RID | Curator


Connie LeFevre, an established interior designer with over 40 years of experience, is the only Houston interior designer to own her own studio, furniture and décor showroom, and fabric and wallpaper supply all in one convenient location. With unlimited resources at her fingertips, Connie and her team at Design House and Fabric House make realizing your interior design dreams easy and timely.

An expert in creating functional and beautiful spaces, Connie helps her clients achieve their dream environments while solving any would-be problems along the way, should any arise. Connie is well-versed in organization, downsizing, reducing clutter, and turning untapped space into useful areas. Her creative, fine arts background allows her to develop innovative solutions to client problems while maintaining a pleasing aesthetic.

The Design House studio has collected dozens of ASID, PaperCity, and other design awards for its luxury residential projects and commercial remodels. Throughout her years in the business, Connie has contributed her expertise in all things design to several magazines and publications, hence she has been published numerous times.

Connie received her degree in interior design from the University of Houston and founded the design studio in 1975. Armed with years of experience under her belt, she opened the furniture and décor showroom in 2002. In the past few years, Connie established a popular and extensive fabric collection, Fabric House, and launched her own private fabric label, the LeFevre Collection. Acting as a one-stop-shop, Fabric House also offers wallcoverings, window treatments and hardware, as well as custom designed and installed drapery.

A professional member of ASID, Connie is a licensed, registered interior designer in the state of Texas. She has served as President of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of ASID and Vice President and Legislative Vice President of TAID (Texas Association for Interior Design).

Jin Lee Bang
Interior Designer

Jin Lee Bang moved to Texas from South Korea when she was in high school and received her degree in interior design from the University of Texas at Austin. With 20 years of experience in commercial, residential and hospitality design, she brings a diverse knowledge to Design House. Jin has a true passion for interior design and enthusiastically tackles every detail of a project from finding out each client’s individual styles to space planning and custom designs. Her ability to create beautiful and functional spaces that are a reflection of her clients has been recognized in several magazines and through many awards.

Kayla Viers
Showroom Consultant

Kayla Viers grew up in Dallas and made her way to Houston to attend Sam Houston State University where she completed her Bachelor of Art with a major in Interior Design. Kayla started with the team as an intern with Design House and Fabric House, where she was a great asset. After graduation she became the Showroom Consultant for Design House where her product knowledge allows her to find the best solution for each client’s design needs.

Daniel Coronel
Showroom Consultant

Daniel Coronel joins the Design House team after two years in the Interior Design industry. Prior to that he attended Kingwood College where he obtained his degree in Interior Design. We are thrilled to have Daniel join the Design House team because of his love for design and sales combined in one position. His goal is to make every client’s design dreams come true!

Catalina Yturralde
Interior Designer

The Design House team is thrilled to welcome Catalina Yturralde to our Design Studio! Catalina is originally from Venezuela where she got her first degree in business. Her passion for design led her to New York City, where she obtained her degree in Interior Design. She then began her design career in Greenwich, Connecticut designing luxury apartments and homes, as well as commercial and hospitality spaces. She also has experience in kitchen and bath design with new and renovation projects. Though her style typically conveys a contemporary sense of luxury that is clean and uncluttered, she is comfortable working in a variety of aesthetics, guided by each clients’ individual style and needs.

Krista Kesseler
Office Manager

Krista Kesseler is a lifelong resident of Houston, TX and loves living in the city. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in English and creative writing. She comes to us with four years of experience as an account manager and an executive assistance for an ad agency.  Simultaneously, she worked as an accountant for a painting company where she wrote weekly blogs about hot topics in construction and design. Krista is excited to bring her organizational skills and creative background to Design House.

Wendy Schiele
Marketing Director

Wendy Schiele grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Interior Design. She started her career in Atlanta, Georgia designing healthcare facilities for several years and then moved over to residential design. Wendy has had the privilege of living and working in several locations such as Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; as well as Scotland, UK. Wendy brings with her not only knowledge of design but a background in event planning and marketing. We are happy to have her here at Design House.