MEET THE SANCTUARY TEAM

We are a studio of designers who are passionate about innovative design and luxury interiors.

Hillary Summerbell

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

FOUNDER AND OWNER OF SANCTUARY

Hillary is the owner and creative design force behind Sanctuary Interior Design and brings a well-honed and well-traveled eye to each one of her projects. Her esteemed design firm offers the highest quality of service and products. Hillary cultivated Sanctuary Interior Design’s reputation for top-tier service and exceptional design consultation through her ability to manage the entire design process, from blueprint to completion. Hillary is committed to ensuring that every detail of each project is implemented to the absolute satisfaction of the client. When she isn’t in the studio, you can find Hillary feeding her adventure bug, exploring with her Yorkshire Terrier puppy, Roxy, or visiting her four grown children all over the country.

Sheila Bell

Sheila Bell is a true creative at heart. She loves the Sanctuary process; from brainstorming with the team to exploring different styles with clients, she is reveals in the challenge of discovering a client's aesthetic and translating that into their home. Sheila draws much of her inspiration from her travels, fashion, and people watching (you do it too, right?). When she’s not in the studio you can find her in the kitchen, sifting through goodies at antique shops, or working with plants fostering her love of floral design.

Katelyn Rehman

Katelyn was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland where she fell in love with the design world at a young age through her dad working for elite hotel companies. She moved down South to attend The University of South Carolina, where she got her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. After attending college she always knew deep down she had a passion for interior design through her travels, close eye to detail, and organization. Katelyn now joins us at Sanctuary where she uses a graceful touch creating spaces that celebrate a sophisticated sense of simplicity.When she isn't working, she is traveling, doing something outdoors, or catching up with friends downtown. 

Darby McGee

Darby, another native Marylander, graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Merchandising Design. During her time at High Point, she worked at the Loloi showroom and helped set up for High Point Markets working with head designers. Her experience in accessorizing and furnishing showrooms has prepared her for future design visions. She now joins the Sanctuary team as our main SketchUp artist, providing our clients with 3-D renderings, space planning, and ample design visualizations for each room.