is a full-service Asheville interior design firm.

Whether you need help with a new construction project from conception to completion, or updating a room, we’ll provide the expertise and creativity to help you live an inspired life. At Chelsea Benay, we create interiors that are meaningful, functional, beautiful, and work within your budget.

Our interior design firm works on projects in Asheville, Hendersonville, Greenville, Highlands, Charlotte and beyond. We would love to learn more about your project and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our variety of project styles represent our best interpretation of our clients’ vision & taste.


We offer a range of interior design services & adjust our involvement based on preference.


It’s important to work with an interior designer you can trust in creating your ideal space!


Bringing your design vision to life.

  • Understanding your goals and style for the project
  • Keeping track of your budget and working within your comfort zone
  • Creating a balance between function, form, contrast, color, and texture
  • Managing and communicating selections
  • Keeping your project organized and moving forward
I hired Chelsea about a year ago when we were planning on building a second home. We had never done anything like this and I knew I needed help. It was the best decision we made on the project! She made it extremely easy and stress free. Chelsea was very professional, organized and was very good solving problems that arose during construction. She worked with the builder very well, and made sure she was looking out for our best interests at all times. During selections, she was very helpful. I wanted only three choices and picked from there. She was able to grasp my vision very easily and it made working with her a joy. We also went furniture and art shopping. Just moved into the house and it is more than I ever could have imagined. Definitely my ultimate dream home! Thanks to Chelsea, I am very happy she was part of this journey with us and I would have no problems using her again!!
Judy Adams
Chelsea is really everything you want in an interior designer…and then some! Her ideas are the perfect combination of creative and interesting, but also practical. Because she is a beautiful listener and diligent note taker, she understands quickly client needs and honors both the needs and the budget. At the same time, she has enough professional experience, confidence and “umph” to recognize when a client idea could be an expensive mistake. In that case, she adds value by tactfully redirecting. The icing on the cake is that she is fun and easy to work with; I recommend Chelsea without reservation!”
Carole Hilderbran
If you are looking for an extremely talented, professional, and conscientious interior designer, Chelsea Benay is the designer for you. I hired Chelsea to help me with nearly all of my major design decisions related to building a new house, and she made the process so much easier. She has a keen eye for detail, color, and aesthetic harmony. Her knowledge and confidence made me feel completely comfortable in my decisions. She is willing to work within your budget and will counsel you on the best use of her time to get the most bang for your buck. Chelsea brings with her a unique blend of creative design expertise coupled with excellent organizational and communication skills that make her a highly skilled professional in the industry. I highly recommend Chelsea without any reservation.
Barrie Davenport
My wife and I hired Chelsea at the start of our construction of a new, mountain style timber frame home in Black Mountain. As we had not relocated to the area at that time, we needed to lean very heavily on Chelsea on almost every aspect of design (including drafting new bathroom layouts that needed significant changes from what our architect had drawn). It goes without saying that Chelsea did a wonderful job in helping us select virtually everything in our new home (light fixtures, plumbing, appliances, granite, paint/stain, etc.)- she also facilitated the planning and scheduling aspects of the project and truly excelled at making sure we were lock-step with the builders, subs and the many vendors/suppliers involved in the project. She is the utmost professional and was truly a joy to work with!
Art Brasch
We are a custom residential general contractor in the Asheville area and have been working with Chelsea for a while. My clients, and my staff can't say enough good things about Chelsea and her natural instinct when it comes to not only her design eye, but the way in which she manages the team and the schedule. We look forward to many more successful projects with Chelsea and wish her the best. I highly recommend her services.
Andy Gardner, Builtwright Construction Company
Chelsea is a focused, talented, and gifted interior designer with an keen eye for colors, textures, and the overall feel of a space. She helped make many of the (seemingly infinite) decisions required during the construction of our new home smooth and stress-free.
David Byers
Chelsea Benay is a wonderfully talented design professional who was truly an asset in the building of our new home. From her great design style, to her communication and organization and expertise. She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her!!!
Christy Vonderlack
I'm a home designer in Asheville NC and have worked with Chelsea on several projects. She is incredibly organized and professional. She is creative and quick to understand what clients goals are. Chelsea communicates very well and helps create a whole design team with clients and all other home construction professionals. I highly recommend working with Chelsea Benay, LLC.
Holden Design Shop
I have worked with Chelsea on numerous projects. She is extremely professional and organized. Most importantly she insures that her selections are within my client's budget. My clients are always satisfied with her vision. I hope to work with her for many years to come.
Bellwether Design-Build

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