Savannah Starring is a third-generation interior designer and owner of Vellum & Velvet. Her approach to design is fully dependent on the house speaking to her. Savannah is passionate about creating a space where a homeowner can experience life as it happens. Outgoing and yet down to earth, Savannah’s design abilities cater to all stages of life. Dedicated to providing a one-stop-shop for everything home, Savannah has comprised a team of design professionals that is unmatched.
The Vellum & Velvet team, comprised of five interior design industry experts, is locally-owned and operated. The team embraces clients across the Gulf Coast, the United States, and ultimately, the globe.
A wearer of many hats and a truly invaluable individual, Bobbie Michalopoulos is the go-to girl. She handles back-of-house operations, invoicing, vendor relations, and much more. Bobbie has been with the store for more than ten years, resulting in an impressive mental filing cabinet. From naming a fabric that reupholstered chairs years ago, to knowing everything about every project, she can’t be measured.
Tommy Nix, a native of the Eastern Shore, has years of experience in the world of color. From floral arrangements to furniture, Tommy is the epitome of a talented designer. He approaches his projects by gaining an understanding of the client’s needs in order to produce functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces.
From childhood experiences at antique auctions to spending her first earned money on outfitting her personal spaces, Holly’s desire to be a design professional started at an early age. As a mother of two, Holly is mindful of creating and designing livable, practical spaces that withstand time while providing an aesthetically pleasing look and feel. Holly has a true talent for taking clients’ existing pieces, heirlooms and sentimental belongings to create a refreshed and revitalized design scheme with a collective, unique aesthetic.
Allison is Vellum & Velvet’s right-hand woman and also your new best friend. A woman of zeal and organization, her priority is to ensure Vellum & Velvet provides a premier client experience. From product ordering to scheduling installations, she is the Client Liaison. Making sure things happen on time, and in order is the name of her game.