Your Design Team

We’re passionate, experienced and innovative - most importantly, we’re here to help.

Our consultants are well trained and well versed in many different interior design styles. Every home is unique with different spaces, tastes and lifestyles; our aim is to help find and create the best solution for you. We want to help you fall in love with your home again.

We’ve assembled a team of consultants with diverse backgrounds and repeatedly proven track records to help you achieve your full design potential. Sklar has an incredible variety of on-trend pieces. If our selection doesn’t quite fit your vision, our design team will go above and beyond to find or create exactly what you’re looking for. We stand by our philosophy: it’s Your Space, Your Lifestyle, and Your Choice.

Frank Castellan – Director of Sales and Design

Frank Castellan recently relocated to Florida and has joined the Sklar team as Director of Sales and Design. Previously he was Senior Vice President of a high end retail furniture company in New York for 35 years.

Sonia Lise Longchamp – ASID Interior Design Director

With over 30 years of experience, Sonia oversees Sklar’s design department. The many awards her projects have won prove her success in both residential and commercial design.

Gail Bennett – Designer

Gail Bennett started her career in design over 25 years ago working with a high end furniture showroom.

Mae Spence – Designer

Mae’s involvement in the hospitality and travel industry has developed a level of professionalism and attention to detail that transfers into her work as a designer at Sklar Furnishings.

Kathy Bootle – Designer

Kathy has been involved with the furniture and design industry for over 25 years. Originally from a city once known as the “textile center of the world”, Greenville, S.C., she developed a love for fabrics, color and textures. This combined with a love for art and furniture design led her to a long career in the field.

Gail Zaff – Designer

At the early age of eleven Gail’s passion for design was already strong. Her love for textiles and clothing design formed her early years and lead to her passion for fabric, texture and color.

Kay Smith – Designer

Kay’s innate ability to interpret her clients’ taste and lifestyle combined with her exceptional flair for color and sophisticated style are the foundations of her success.

Michele Dixon – Designer

Her philosophy is simple - The design process should be a joy for her clients and the ultimate goal is for their home to be a true reflection of themselves and their lifestyle.

Marina Chemerisov – Designer

With over 30 years of experience in all aspects of retail, Marina incorporates inspiration from colored stones, gems, architecture, nature, and fashion into her designs here at Sklar.

Sara Koenig – Designer

Sara joins us from New York where she was in the carpet business for over 30 years. Her passion for design and color has brought her to Sklar Furnishings.

Bianca Torres – Designer

With over 15 years of experience in luxury retail, Bianca has worked with the most cutting edge design manufacturers and has delivered state of the art projects domestically and internationally, always making sure customers' needs are respected and fulfilled.

Andres Silva – Florida Registered Interior Designer

Andres' ability to create spectacular interiors along with the time and attention he dedicates to each client help to create successful results and builds relationships that last a lifetime.