Meet Our Team

Our team is comprised of people who bring together their unique talents and individual styles to deliver one-of-a-kind results on projects that are as diverse as we are. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and we embark on every project with an individualized approach.

Judith Shelton

Principal

Judith Shelton is the founder and principal of Shelton Taylor + Associates.  Prior to launching the firm, Judith was the Vice President of Design Development for Krupp Realty in Boston, Massachusetts, transforming close to 100 properties for the company during her tenure. This corporate background equipped Judith with an extensive depth of experience in working with architects, engineers, and management specialists, while also providing invaluable insight into project management and financial constraints for both new builds and renovations. During Judith’s successful career at Krupp, she identified an opportunity to leverage her knowledge and skill to impact the development of multi-unit residential properties. In 1991 Judith launched Shelton Taylor + Associates and has steadily grown her firm into an industry-leading team of talented interior designers.  Judith remains at the forefront of the design process for Shelton Taylor + Associates multi-family projects while maintaining a high-end residential client base.
    Judith Shelton is the founder and principal of Shelton Taylor + Associates.  Prior to launching the firm, Judith was the Vice President of Design Development for Krupp Realty in Boston, Massachusetts, transforming close to 100
    • Judith Shelton is the founder and principal of Shelton Taylor + Associates. 

      Prior to launching the firm, Judith was the Vice President of Design Development for Krupp Realty in Boston, Massachusetts, transforming close to 100 properties for the company during her tenure. This corporate background equipped Judith with an extensive depth of experience in working with architects, engineers, and management specialists, while also providing invaluable insight into project management and financial constraints for both new builds and renovations.

      During Judith’s successful career at Krupp, she identified an opportunity to leverage her knowledge and skill to impact the development of multi-unit residential properties. In 1991 Judith launched Shelton Taylor + Associates and has steadily grown her firm into an industry-leading team of talented interior designers. 

      Judith remains at the forefront of the design process for Shelton Taylor + Associates multi-family projects while maintaining a high-end residential client base.

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

Lying on a white sandy beach in the Caribbean sipping a Pina Colada.

MY FAVORITE STYLE IS

Classic contemporary.

I AM INSPIRED BY

Color and texture.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS

Wine or french fries (not together). 🙂

SOMETHING TO DO BEFORE I DIE

Travel the wine country in Italy.

Katherine Leicht, NCIDQ, RID

VP of Design Development

Katherine works with large scale, new development multi-family projects and has experience with all aspects of the interior design process including programming, creating design plans, construction administration and contract documentation. She also collaborates with project design consultants ranging from architects to marketing teams. 

As VP of Shelton Taylor’s Design Development, she oversees the company’s projects and is responsible for consistency in streamlining designs and implementation processes.  

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from The University of Alabama’s CIDA-accredited program.

Accreditations – NCIDQ #34765 + Registered Interior Designer // State of Florida – #6610

    Katherine works with large scale, new development multi-family projects and has experience with all aspects of the interior design process including programming, creating design plans, construction administration and contract documentation. She also collaborates with project
    • Katherine works with large scale, new development multi-family projects and has experience with all aspects of the interior design process including programming, creating design plans, construction administration and contract documentation. She also collaborates with project design consultants ranging from architects to marketing teams. 

      As VP of Shelton Taylor’s Design Development, she oversees the company’s projects and is responsible for consistency in streamlining designs and implementation processes.  

      Education: Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from The University of Alabama’s CIDA-accredited program.

      Accreditations – NCIDQ #34765 + Registered Interior Designer // State of Florida – #6610

MY FAVORITE STYLE IS

Anything cheetah print.

MY FAVORITE GAME SHOW IS

Wheel of Fortune. I tried out for the show a few years ago!

I AM UTTERLY OBSESSED WITH

Chapstick!

MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS

Reality TV

FUN FACT

I know one of David Copperfield’s secrets.

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

Laying on the white, fluffy sands of the gulf coast with a drink in my hand.

Maggie Younghouse

Interior Designer

Maggie gained experience working as a Planning Manager at a high-end residential firm in Charlotte and as a Purchasing Agent at a commercial hardware distributor before joining the Shelton Taylor team in 2015. As an interior designer, Maggie selects and coordinates materials, fabrics, and furnishings for amenity spaces and units as well as outdoor areas at each property. She also assembles presentation boards, produces AutoCAD files and computer-generated 3-D models, develops client budgets and proposals and oversees final installations. 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The University of Alabama’s CIDA-accredited program.

    Maggie gained experience working as a Planning Manager at a high-end residential firm in Charlotte and as a Purchasing Agent at a commercial hardware distributor before joining the Shelton Taylor team in 2015. As an
    • Maggie gained experience working as a Planning Manager at a high-end residential firm in Charlotte and as a Purchasing Agent at a commercial hardware distributor before joining the Shelton Taylor team in 2015. As an interior designer, Maggie selects and coordinates materials, fabrics, and furnishings for amenity spaces and units as well as outdoor areas at each property. She also assembles presentation boards, produces AutoCAD files and computer-generated 3-D models, develops client budgets and proposals and oversees final installations. 

      Education: Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The University of Alabama’s CIDA-accredited program.

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

Sitting on a porch on the beach with a cup of coffee (or a mimosa).

MY FAVORITE STYLE IS

Bohemian interiors, shibori prints, blush tones, and antiqued materials.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS

Dancing with the Stars

A QUOTE I AM INSPIRED BY

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

I AM UTTERLY OBSESSED WITH 

Music & Family

Sherry Harrell

Interior Designer

Sherry is involved in the initial selection of materials, finishes, and fixtures for projects, and oversees, implements, and coordinates design documentation throughout each phase of the design process to ensure proper execution of the intended design during construction.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and a Minor in Urban Affairs and Planning from Virginia Tech’s CIDA-accredited program.

    Sherry is involved in the initial selection of materials, finishes, and fixtures for projects, and oversees, implements, and coordinates design documentation throughout each phase of the design process to ensure proper execution of the intended
    • Sherry is involved in the initial selection of materials, finishes, and fixtures for projects, and oversees, implements, and coordinates design documentation throughout each phase of the design process to ensure proper execution of the intended design during construction.

      Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and a Minor in Urban Affairs and Planning from Virginia Tech’s CIDA-accredited program.

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

The beach with a good book.

SOMETHING TO DO BEFORE I DIE

Skydive

MY GO-TO PARTY TRICK

My awesome dance moves

FRIENDS WOULD SAY I’M

fun, loyal and a good listener.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS

Wine

Angie Maryanov

Purchasing Manager / Design Assistant

Angelica works as a purchasing manager and design assistant to develop and maintain project budgets and proposals and resolve damages during project completion. She generates purchases orders, corresponds with sales representatives, coordinates receiving and delivery with numerous warehouses, and facilitates scheduling and delivery during the installation process. 

Education: Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from Central Piedmont Community College.

    Angelica works as a purchasing manager and design assistant to develop and maintain project budgets and proposals and resolve damages during project completion. She generates purchases orders, corresponds with sales representatives, coordinates receiving and delivery
    • Angelica works as a purchasing manager and design assistant to develop and maintain project budgets and proposals and resolve damages during project completion. She generates purchases orders, corresponds with sales representatives, coordinates receiving and delivery with numerous warehouses, and facilitates scheduling and delivery during the installation process. 

      Education: Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from Central Piedmont Community College.

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

Newport, RI

I AM INSPIRED BY

Fashionistas (Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, Iris Apfel) & Old Hollywood (Cary grant, Audrey Hepburn)

I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO

Sail

I AM AFRAID OF

Escalators, proven a valid fear

I AM UTTERLY OBSESSED WITH

Jazz, antique jewelry, the color blue.

Tiffany Grigston

Interior Designer

Tiffany Grigston joined Shelton Taylor as a designer in the fall of 2019. Her wide-ranging knowledge in multi-family, student housing and senior living design lends to her experience with all aspects of the design process from programming and construction documentation to FF&E selection.

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design – The Art Institute of Charlotte 2013

    Tiffany Grigston joined Shelton Taylor as a designer in the fall of 2019. Her wide-ranging knowledge in multi-family, student housing and senior living design lends to her experience with all aspects of the design process
    • Tiffany Grigston joined Shelton Taylor as a designer in the fall of 2019. Her wide-ranging knowledge in multi-family, student housing and senior living design lends to her experience with all aspects of the design process from programming and construction documentation to FF&E selection.

      Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design – The Art Institute of Charlotte 2013

MY HAPPY PLACE IS

Traveling somewhere new with the people I love.

MY FAVORITE STYLE IS

Layering textures

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE DINNER WITH

Milo Baughman

SOMETHING TO DO BEFORE I DIE

Swim with humpback whales

MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS

French fries

Lauren Gayle

Interior Designer

Lauren Gayle has gained knowledge and experience in a variety of commercial projects mainly focused on multi-family, student housing and hospitality before joining Shelton Taylor in the summer of 2020. As an interior designer, Lauren helps with every aspect of the design process from selecting FF&E, presentations, construction documentation and final installations.

 

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with Honors from Ringling College of Art + Design’s CIDA-accredited program

    Lauren Gayle has gained knowledge and experience in a variety of commercial projects mainly focused on multi-family, student housing and hospitality before joining Shelton Taylor in the summer of 2020. As an interior designer, Lauren
    • Lauren Gayle has gained knowledge and experience in a variety of commercial projects mainly focused on multi-family, student housing and hospitality before joining Shelton Taylor in the summer of 2020. As an interior designer, Lauren helps with every aspect of the design process from selecting FF&E, presentations, construction documentation and final installations.

       

      Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with Honors from Ringling College of Art + Design’s CIDA-accredited program

FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT ME ARE

Being an Aunt + my Siberian husky, Meeko!

I AM UTTERLY OBSESSED WITH

Coffee, coffee, coffee!

MY GO TO PARTY TRICK

My margarita recipe

I’D LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO

Drive stick-shift

FRIENDS WOULD SAY I AM

Caring, dependable and easy to talk to