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Slate Studios Team
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Meet the Team

Meet the remarkable designers who have joined the Slate Studios family, where design is not just a service but an experience.

dream team

Our secret sauce? A collaborative approach, meticulous attention to detail, and tailored solutions for every client.

xo -Slate babes


Meet the dream team behind the success of Slate Studios

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Our dynamic team brings their unique background and expertise.

Slate Studios Team Members

our backstory 

Which aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering authentic spaces that resonate with our clients' individual needs and lifestyles.

The ladies

We are creative women passionately designing with you in mind.

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Together, we form a dynamic team ready to tackle your most significant design challenges.

channeling your needs

Our clients have told us that it feels like we have a sixth sense to grasp their vision before it's even articulated. It's this intuitive connection that allows us to craft spaces that not only meet expectations but exceed them.

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Our Fearless Leader Katie is the heart & soul of Slate Studios

Katie Walker Owner of Slate Studios

owner & lead designer

As the driving force behind our endeavors, Katie understands the significance of assembling a team that thrives in the face of design challenges. With a keen eye for talent and commitment to surpassing client expectations, Katie champions a team that embraces both the wild sparks of imagination and the rigorous discipline of project management.


Check out the meet Katie page to learn more about her.

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We firmly believe in the ethos of working hard and playing hard. 

We make it a point to celebrate our successes, actively participate in trade shows, and engage in vendor presentations to stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry. Our passion for design extends beyond aesthetics.

We are deeply committed to crafting spaces that are not only visually captivating but also functional, family-friendly, and enduring. Every project we embark on is infused with this dedication, ensuring that our creations are not only cherished for years to come, but also able to withstand everyday life from family, children, to fur babies and anything in between.

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Teamwork makes the dream work...

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.


Richa's journey into design was anything but conventional.

Richa Patel Design Assistant at Slate Studios

Richa Patel, Interior Design Assistant

She was born and raised in the city of Tampa, Florida. Armed with a bachelor's degree in finance, she spent eight years navigating the corporate banking world. Despite growing up in a household encouraging traditional career paths, she followed the expected route.


However, in her 30s, a realization dawned – she wasn't fully invested and it was time for a change.

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Design had always been a part of her, expressed through interests in arts, travel, food, & experiences.

Exploring new people and places, Richa found herself drawn to the stories woven into the interiors of the world—the history, the culture, the creativity. The transition from finance to design was challenging but ultimately worth the career change.

From sourcing luxurious materials to creating personalized spaces, every step of Richa's journey fills her with passion and excitement. Design, for her, goes beyond creating beautiful rooms; it's about curating experiences, weaving memories, and celebrating individuality. Richa's design aesthetic mirrors her taste in music—eclectic, timeless yet bold, sophisticated yet playful. As a Leo, she takes pride in her work, relishing every opportunity to showcase the stories created together.

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Richa Patel Design Assistant at Slate Studios
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What truly motivates Richa is the relationships built along the way.

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Collaborating with an incredible team
of women and trades, they strive to create spaces that resonate deeply with clients, reflecting their unique personalities and passions.

At Slate Studios, she helps to craft spaces that not only look beautiful but feel like home.

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Slate Studios Interior Design Studio Team

We can all do small things, with great love,

and together we can do something wonderful."


Lori's design journey began in childhood, marked by a natural affinity for art...

ori Newcom, Interior Design Assistant

Lori Newcom, Interior Design Assistant

sewing, and a constant penchant for rearranging and redecorating. While in college, exposure to Interior Design through her sorority sisters ignited a passion that led Lori to pursue it professionally. She is a Tampa native and Florida State alum.


Lori has a diverse background, in home construction, furnishings, and décor to teaching college courses and styling television sets.

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Interior Design, for Lori, is both a career and a passion, bringing invigorating energy and joy.

Lori takes pride in having a personal connection to my clients, which has brought her to the Slate Studios team.

Her design philosophy aligns with Slate Studios as she leans towards a blend of styles, believing it to be the most personal and timeless approach, achieved through a delicate balance of colors, textures, and styles.

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Beyond design, Lori finds joy in exploring...

and personalizing new recipes, attempting gardening, and indulging in true crime documentaries during downtime. Family is Lori's core motivation, driving the pursuit of excellence both professionally and personally.

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In Lori's world, design is not just a job; it's a heartfelt expression that brings joy and a personal touch to every space.

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Our Why

We are dedicated to design and strive to make our clients creative needs met.

We are a strong team

We can't wait to work together.

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