Colleen Bennett founded her first Interior Design Studio, Caducus Folium, in 2006. This Costa Rica-based firm quickly expanded into six design centers located in Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Colleen designed most of the presidents’ and dignitaries’ homes in Central America and throughout the region. In 2012 Colleen moved back home to North Carolina and opened the US division of the company, CBB Design Firm, based in Morganton, NC.
Shortly after graduating from Wake Forest University, Colleen became the youngest furniture representative hired by Drexel Heritage. Travelling the world, she visited over 60 countries and designed thousands of vignettes of every style and budget for her clients. In 2009 Colleen was hired as the youngest account manager and visual merchandiser for Ralph Lauren Home where she was responsible for all of their home stores in Africa, Australia, and Latin America.
Colleen takes her international portfolio and brings that resort living to her designs in the NC market. She specializes in residential and commercial designs as well as historic renovations.
Colleen is involved in every aspect of the design process from the initial development phase, Cad Design, 3D Renderings, color and finish selections, furniture selections and installation to the finished home! She is able to show the client, visually, what the finished product will look like so that they can confidently make decisions.
Colleen also founded and owns Morgan Stuart Logistics in Morganton, NC which represents luxury hospitality and residential furniture manufacturers. The company ships worldwide and currently services over 40 countries.
Colleen’s passion for design is equaled only by her profound love of family and strong desire to give back. Colleen is a mother of three daughters. She spends her free time in mentoring roles with the Girl Scouts, Epilepsy Foundation and coaching. In 2020, during the pandemic, Colleen founded “Bute Couture”, a sustainable luxury handbag company. All of the handbags are made of upcycled fabric and leather from the scraps of the furniture industry that would have otherwise been sent to landfills. The company prioritizes ethical practices and pays workers living wages. Ten percent of proceeds from handbag sales are donated to local women’s charities.
Jorge Briceño, born in Nicaragua, is currently working as an Interior Design Assistant and 3d Artist in CBB Design firm. He has been working on furniture design development and as architectural rendering artist for the last fifteen years.
He worked freelance with clients from different countries. His job included producing visuals for different project types: interior and exterior building design, product visualization, such as lamps, wheels, medical supplies, and ceramic tile.
He has architectural knowledge and he is specialist on 3d modeling software: 3d studio max, Zbrush, Marvelous designer and Substance, as well as specializing on some of the best Cad´s software: AutoCAD 2d, Sketchup and Autodesk Inventor and Graphic Design Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
He was a senior tutor of 3d modeling software at some of the best architecture schools in Nicaragua.
I have been working in interior design for over 25 years. My expertise has included interior design, designing wrought iron furniture, fencing, etc. I have worked alongside high end custom home builders, designing and staging their show homes leading to working alongside new home owners helping them achieve their goals and dreams in design.I believe it is very important to take the time to listen to my clients to understand their goals and objectives, turning them into realities. This is where my passion began and continues to this day.Born and raised in Colorado, I moved to North Carolina eight years ago. I am married, have one son/daughter-inlaw, two grandchildren, and they are what brings personal joy to my life! I love the outdoors, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, gardening, art, painting, and woodworking. l love to volunteer and work in my community.
Overseer of imports, exports, and inventory for the warehouse. I help and install furniture that goes into the clients homes.
I am the Accounts receivable, Human resources, and lifter of heavy things. I coordinate orders for businesses overseas, as well as deliveries for our local clients. I am new to Accounts Receivable, but I am motivated by business and numbers from an early age. I have an eye for details and go the extra mile. I’m a University of Hawaii graduate, living on Oahu the first half of my life. I have a BS in Sociology/ History. I’ve been a transplant to NC for the past 22 years. I live in Morganton with my wife, children and fur babies. I spend my free time watching/driving/hauling my kids and equipment to whatever sports they are playing, or rescuing “strays” who become another member of the family. I am a avid reader and cartoon enthusiast.