Principal of Chairma Design Group
Cindy Aplanalp-Yates has been professionally designing for nearly a decade, but her love of design started long ago, however she didn’t get to attend design school until she raised her family. Winner of numerous Houston’s Best, Prism, ASID, HGTV’s Show- House Show- Down and other building/design related awards, her work is frequently published. Her close connection with her clients, easy living, yet elegant interiors are as unique as the clients she and her team design for. A believer that the best projects come from the collaborative efforts of her design team, the client and other engaged professionals. To Cindy, her work feels like play.
Amber is well versed in all aspects of interior design. A degreed Interior Designer, her technical skills are strong but her true knowledge of design comes from a long and on-going love of the world around her, which includes travels offering varied exposures and has fostered her love of color, textures and materials. Her design acumen is evident in each of our award winning and published projects including numerous Houston’s Best, Prism, HGTV’s Show House, Show Down, The Texas Builders Association- Star Awards.
Valerie’s interest in design began during her childhood when her family started building their dream home. Seeing a house built from the ground up and all the elements it entailed, a process that to any other child would seem mundane; to her was exciting and visually stimulating. She draws inspiration from all forms of art and music, to travels, people and nature. To her, interior design is a series of harmonious compilations that takes us on a multi-sensory journey. Valerie’s approach to design is based on emphasizing comfort and intimacy while incorporating a connection to nature – to create an emotional experience. Valerie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with a minor in Technology from Texas State University.
Award-winning, Interior Designer, Brenda K. Denny is well known for her out of the box, forward thinking, creativity in crafting exceptional interiors. Brenda’s style aesthetic combines the best of all period styles with a fresh sense of artful brilliance. Her color sense is surprising and pushes the boundaries of the expected, allowing her to create exceptional, deeply personal, one of a kind, interiors that engage, excite, and soothe the senses.
Brenda is a graduate of the University of Texas, BS in Interior Design. Her work spans two decades of residential and light commercial projects and outdoor living spaces. Brenda is articulate in all phases of residential construction design, remodel, and creating beautifully completed interiors.
As a child, Tamara was encouraged to redesign her room every few years. Her parents encouraged her to pursue a career that she would be excited to wake up to every morning; the natural choice was interior design. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with a minor in business from Texas State University. Her designs are focused on creating an inviting space with low-maintenance products for easy living. She loves using color, patterns, and textures to create visually stimulating spaces. Her biggest source of inspiration is nature—the source of the most original, beautiful color combinations.
Amanda is a degreed Interior Designer with a background in kitchen and bath design. Her passion for design began with natural artistic talent and evolved with her aptitude for technology. She is a firm believer that functional, mindful design is essential in transforming a house into a haven. Her artistic background combined with technical design skills makes her career in interior design an ideal blending of talents.
Christi Petty is a native Texan with a global point of view. As a military family member with plenty of passport traffic, she shares her penchant for unique and classic interiors. A graduate of the Art Institute and an experienced designer, Christi has a heart for creating a family hearth that works for her clients. She is resourceful, creative and strives to develop personal connections with her clients in order to provide a finished product that is functional, beautiful and transformative from a house into a home.
CFO & Business Advisor
New Summit Advisors
Randal Miller is Chairma’s business advisor and serves as its chief financial officer. He has been advising senior level management in business development for more than twenty-five years. A certified business coach and expert in business performance optimization, his primary role is to assist Chairma’s owners in achieving their vision through strategic planning, goal alignment, and sound financial policies. According to Randal, what makes Chairma’s team unique is its passion for exceeding client expectations while treating employees, vendors, and project partners with the utmost of respect and care.
Office Manager & Design Assistant