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Meet The Founder

Meet The Founder

Charley Thiel
Founder & Owner of CMT Designs

Charley was born and raised in Ohio. Her design inspiration started with the TLC hit, Trading Spaces. She is a graduate from The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS) with a Bachelors of Science in Furnishings and Interior Design. 

Her inspirations in design comes from her years of working for prestigious design firms across the globe.


Charley follows a solid foundation of values and understands and appreciates the importance of customer service.

With a firm belief that the difference between a good and great design is building strong client relationships. 


Work Experience

2021 - Opening CMT Designs

Marous Brothers Construction, Cleveland, OH
Interior Designer
Lead Designer for Large Commercial Designs & Multi-family construction projects

Product purchaser and materials specialist


March 2020 - 2021

Clayton Boyd Luxury Barns, Valley View, Texas
Interior Architect / Designer
Sales, Project Management, Business leader in new business concept
Interface with clients, space planning, designing


June 2018 - March 2020

Restoration Hardware, Columbus, Ohio

Associate Interior Designer
Sales, Furniture Designs
Lead a design team of project managers, designers + consultants


Summer 2017

Alton-Brooke, London, England

International Textile Distributer; promoted sales
and expanded career network


Summer 2016

BMA Designs, Athens, Georgia

Designed custom furniture, built-ins, and cabinetry
Assistant Sales Representative and Coordinator for Store Front
Product purchaser and materials specialist


Summer 2015

Arhaus Furniture, Columbus, Ohio

Interior Designer Apprenticeship

Interior Decorator, Show Room Designer

Basket of Flowers

"EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND CALL CMT NOW! CMT Designs was exactly what I was looking for. Charley, turned my dream into a realty."

Customer Testimony 

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