Passionate, experienced and always professional, our interior designers are ready to help you create a space that suits your lifestyle.
Our award-winning design team wants to help you create a look that’s uniquely you. No matter how big or small your project, we offer the highest level of design and service.
Sklar Furnishings has gathered a talented team of interior design professionals with diverse backgrounds and proven track records to help you achieve your full design potential. With design professionals fluent in Spanish, French, Persian and Portuguese; Sklar can cater to an international audience and discuss designs in your predominant language. We believe the home should be an extension of you; a way of expressing your personality, style and creativity. 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.
Linda Paton – General Sales and Marketing Manager
Linda is an experienced National Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry.
Linda is an experienced National Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. She has enjoyed a career building brands and growing sales and profits. Linda began her career in retail sales management, then moved into the Wholesale Field where she worked in the diamond jewelry industry. In the diamond industry, Linda worked to grow and develop diamond watch brands including Michele Watches, Pippo Italia, and Faconnable. She then moved into eyewear working for Luxottica and helping Manage their cache of premier brands including Chanel, Bvlgari, Persol and Tiffany. The transition to Interior Design was easy for Linda as she has always enjoyed fashion and has an eye for putting things together. Linda enjoys working with people and helping to grow, develop and coach. Her passion for what she does is evident in her positive attitude and smile.
Frank Castellan – Sales and Design Manager
Frank leads the design team and ensures the customer experience at Sklar is of the highest calibre.
Frank leads the design team and ensures the customer experience at Sklar is of the highest calibre. With over 35 years of experience, Frank is a pillar of product knowledge and room planning, and you’ll often see him on the showroom floor with a portfolio, collaborating with the team.
Andres Silva – Interior Design, Architect and Project Manager
Andres is not only an accomplished interior designer, but also a registered General Contractor as well an Architect!
Andres Silva – Interior Design, Architect and Project Manager
Andres is not only an accomplished interior designer, but also a registered General Contractor as well an Architect! This triple threat allows him to leverage his depth of knowledge to bring holistic ideas to space planning and interior design, especially as clients incorporate larger changes into their homes. Andres is also fluent in Spanish.
Camila Harasic – Designer
Camila's expertise in architecture and remarkable spatial vision take her design and space planning abilities to another level.
Camila is known for her diverse cultural background and her ability to connect with many different people. After living in six different countries and earning her Architecture degree in Spain, Camila moved to the United States to pursue her passion for interiors. Her expertise in architecture and remarkable spatial vision take her design and space planning abilities to another level. She loves to create beautiful projects that make people happy and proud of the place they live in!
Jamie Sloan – Real Estate Ambassador
Jamie leads Sklar's Real Estate Program that focuses on developing mutually beneficial relationships between designers, realtors, and owners.
Jamie is a long-time retail veteran working mostly in the fashion industry. After years with local boutiques in the area, she turned her focus in 2013 to brand representation. Jamie began working for Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit, a New York based company as their Florida brand representative. Working to grow and develop the brand Jamie hosted launch events and operated developing relationships with distributors in the area. She joined the Sklar family in 2016 and quickly developed a love for the Elite Real Estate Program and jumped at the opportunity to expand the program into the strongest in market. Sklar Furnishings Elite Real Estate Program focuses on developing mutually beneficial relationships between the store’s interior designers, realtors and new homeowners. After the realtor becomes a program member, Jamie creates a complimentary gift card to members’ buyers who have an executed sales contract. She also helps to host events with our agents, explore new construction homes and developments and cultivate special relationships with sales galleries and brokerages.
Alexis Anthony – Designer
To Alexis, good design begins with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations.
To Alexis, good design means finding the potential of any space. She believes that great design, whether personal spaces or commercial properties, begins with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations. Born in Virginia, but residing in South Florida for 10+ years, Alexis is a Lynn University Alumna. With her Master’s in fashion, she approaches interior design with style and a holistic frame of reference. Following her passion and instinctive eye for beauty, Alexis’s approach to design encompasses several key influences: aesthetic, functionality, and economic goals —all of which are addressed by client and designer, together.
Ruth Bertrand – Designer
Ruth has had a passion for design since an early age. She believes relationships are built on great experiences and that is what you will get!
Ruth has had a passion for design since an early age. After working with Haute Couture in Paris for many years as their buyer and personal stylist, Ruth transitioned her talents to interior design once moving to New York, working in some of the finest New York City furniture stores. Ruth has worked as a designer in some of the most beautiful apartments and luxury rental buildings, lobbies in NYC and some of the most elegant homes in Westchester County for the last 15 years. She is ecstatic to be working at Sklar Furnishings. She received the Design Excellence Award in 2021. Ruth believes relationships are built on great experiences and that is exactly what you will get when you are one of her clients! Ruth is fluent in French.
Carolyn Gross – Designer
Carolyn has degrees in both Commercial Art and Interior Design and has a love for modern art and modern furniture.
Carolyn has degrees in both Commercial Art and Interior Design and has a love for modern art and modern furniture. Her space planning skills, product knowledge and natural ability to coordinate colors, finishes, fabrics and lighting, is reflective in the beautiful, warm and functional spaces that she designs for her clients. With over 20 years of experience, taking projects from design concept through to installation, she is valued for her attention to detail and high level of customer service.
Asita Sami – Designer
Asita has a love for design. She has over 20 years of experience in jewelry, fashion and design. She is also an artist, passionate about color.
Asita has a love for design. She has over 20 years of experience in jewelry, fashion and home design. She is also an artist, passionate about color. She has a knack for thinking outside the box; there is no job too small and, no such a thing as a difficult space. She discovers her clients’ needs through her great communication skills and addresses them one by one. Asita is fluent in Farsi.
Kathy Bootle – Designer
Kathy is masterful at balancing the form and function of every design challenge, bringing forward fresh thinking at every turn.
Kathy is masterful at balancing the form and function of every design challenge, bringing forward fresh thinking at every turn. She appreciates the value of listening to customers to truly appreciate their thoughts and needs. With over 30 years of experience, Kathy is able to bring any project to life in remarkable ways.
Clarissa Gleichenhaus – Designer
Clarissa enjoys playing with colors and light. She has a keen eye for design and a passion for what she does!
Clarissa was born in Honduras. She developed a great sense of design from an early age when she forged her way to the United States to begin a career. Clarissa’s love of looking at a blank slate of a home or looking at a design problem and finding answers lead her to seek out a degree in Interior Design from the Fort Lauderdale Institute of the Arts. Clarissa enjoys playing with colors and light to create the right space for homeowners and in business. She enjoys listening to her clients and helping them envision their dream home or project. She has a keen eye for design and a true passion for what she does!
Gail Bennett – Designer
Gail has a love for contemporary design and with over 30 years of experience, she has expertly created designs of all magnitudes.
Gail has a love for contemporary design, and with over 30 years of experience in New York and Florida, she has expertly created designs of all magnitudes across both residential and commercial applications. She works hand in hand with her clients to draw out the most important details to ensure their design vision comes to life.
Sara Koenig – Designer
Sara is an expert Design Consultant with over 30 years of experience, specializing in rugs, window treatments, and contemporary furnishings.
Sara is an expert Design Consultant with over 30 years of experience, specializing in rugs and carpets, window treatments and of course, contemporary furnishings of all types. Sara is a keen listener and feels right at home designing for both small and large spaces. She has an incredible ability to combine different colors, textures, and materials to create unique spaces. Sara is also fluent in Spanish.
Bianca Torres – Designer
Bianca has a flair for out of the box ideas, which surprise and delight clients from around the world.
Bianca has a flair for out of the box ideas, which surprise and delight clients from around the world. Her ability to connect with clients and truly understand their needs and desires has allowed her to create both the exquisite, and practical designs for over 15 years. Bianca is also fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
Aline Alvarenga – Designer
Forming long-lasting relationships has made her professional journey rewarding.
After earning a degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Aline was fortunate to work for some of the most prestigious design firms in South Florida for almost 10 years before transitioning into retail—where she fell in love with the furniture business and the gratifying opportunity to assist customers with their design needs. Forming long-lasting relationships has made her professional journey rewarding and strengthened her belief that ultimately you cannot fail if you do what you love.
Toney Pinckney – Designer
My philosophy is that the home should always embrace the personality of the client.
After receiving a degree in design, I pursued architecture and interior design opportunities that focused on the multiple facets of residential design, most importantly, the harmony between its outside and inside. My philosophy is that the home should always embrace the personality of the client. When family & friends enter your space, they should see YOU…not just a great design!