Meet the Team
Katherine Mueller

Meet Katherine Mueller

Owner and principal designer of CeTerra Accents & Interiors has spent the tenure of her career working in many facets of the design industry including small and large-scale residential and commercial projects. While Katherine’s experience encompasses many design styles, she exhibits a specialty in an organic, contemporary southwest aesthetic.

Katherine, a native of Arizona, was born and raised in Flagstaff. During her adolescence, she spent her time hiking and biking in the beautiful mountainous surroundings as well as many weekends at Lake Powell with her family.

Katherine is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she obtained her Bachelors of Art in Art History and Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with a minor in French. While at NAU, she served as president of the Beta Omega Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority and participated in multiple campus organizations. To expand her knowledge in French studies, Katherine attended Institute de Touraine, in Tour, France, Laval University, in Quebec, Canada, and University of Lyon, in Lyon, France. Her final year at NAU included a summer in China where she studied culture and art history at Nanjing, Qufu, and Xi’an Universities.

She is also a graduate of Arizona State University where she completed her Masters of Science in Design with a Certificate in Museum Studies. During her time at ASU, she interned at the Phoenix Art Museum, and published her master’s thesis, Riordan Mansion: An Arts and Crafts Duplex, 2010. As a result of her passion for higher education, Katherine regularly instructs design classes at local colleges.

Katherine is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is NCIDQ certified (No. 28198), and active among many local and regional professional and academic interior design networks. Her award winning work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Luxe Magazine and Interior’s Scottsdale.

In addition to her work in Arizona, Katherine has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Western Europe, and the United Kingdom, which is evident in her ability to reference and incorporate multiple design elements into her vision. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys traveling, museums, cycling, reading, and spending time with her husband, Aaron, son, Weslee, her daughter Emilee, and miniature dachshunds, Lola and Ollie.


Meet Lauren

Lauren was born and raised in Scottsdale. Her love of beautiful tablescape compositions grew from family functions, holidays, and her involvement with her mother’s Tea Society.

Beginning her career in the wedding industry, Lauren utilized her artistry for floral arrangements and wedding design. Following her passion for interior design, Lauren graduated from The American Institute of Interior Design, Fountain Hills.

With Lauren’s extensive experience in the design industry, she has found her niche in selecting fabrics, furniture, and finishes for Katherine Mueller Design. Lauren also manages client purchasing and invoicing. Lauren is an essential member of the KMD team and her love of furniture and fabrics (especially velvet) shines through in her selections.


Meet Bianca

Bianca is a native of San, Diego, California. For the past seven years, she has planted roots in Arizona from graduating from ASU to beginning her career in residential architecture.

She graduated from Arizona State with honors with a double major in Architecture and Global Health and a minor in Sustainability while being part of organizations such as AIAS and being an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Working on numerous residential construction documents has inspired her to pursue a career in interior design where she will work with a collaborative team.

Bianca excels at making our designs a reality by drafting plans to scale as well as choosing details and finishes. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, thrifting, going to concerts, and hanging with her two sheepadoodles Sammy and Finn.


Meet Allison

Allison was born and raised in Michigan but moved out west shortly after graduating college. A creative at heart, her main interests of apparel, art, and design led her to pursue a career in fashion merchandising.

In 2014, Allison graduated from Kent State University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. During her time at Kent State, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy, completed a bridal internship in Chicago, and was a board member for the Fashion Student Organization on campus. After college, Allison also completed an additional internship at Anthropologie’s headquarters as a knitwear buying intern based on her accurate trend forecasting.

Allison is excited to apply her previous work experience in retail buying and visual merchandising to the Katherine Mueller Design team. She will be assisting in selecting fabrics and furnishings, in addition to client purchasing and invoicing.


Meet Christa

Christa was born in California but has been in Arizona since she was three. Initially going to school for supply chain management, Christa changed her major to interior design at Arizona State University and never looked back. Since then, she has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture.

In her free time, Christa loves to travel and see new architecture from around the world. Enjoys going to country concerts, festivals, and Disneyland. However, most days you can find her at home working on her hydroponic garden or hanging out with her dog, cat, and rabbit.

Christa is excited to be a part of the Katherine Mueller Design team. She will be working on drafting plans, selecting new materials and finishes as well as helping in our CeTerra showroom assisting with accessories. Stop in and see her.


Meet Shelby

Creative expression is a natural passion of Shelby’s. Of all the career paths she explored at the collegiate level, she felt most compatible with creating unique community centered environments for all walks of life. While studying at Northern Arizona University, Shelby traveled abroad in Turkey and Greece where she found a love for global design and cultural arts. After graduating from NAU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Design with an emphasis in business and marketing studies, Shelby began her career in Dallas, Texas working in international development. This opportunity allowed her to work on a large variety of projects including high rise towers, luxury residential, and hospitality design.

Shelby is an Arizona Native and moved back to Scottsdale in 2018 to work as a designer for a beloved Fox Restaurant Concept, True Food Kitchen. Shelby brings a unique perspective to the Katherine Mueller Design team by utilizing her talents and analytical skills for each project. She will be making material selections, CAD drawings, and renderings for new KMD homes.