Meet the Team
Katherine Mueller

Meet Katherine Mueller

Owner and principal designer of CeTerra Accents & Interiors has spent the tenure of her career working in many facets of the design industry including small and large-scale residential and commercial projects. While Katherine’s experience encompasses many design styles, she exhibits a specialty in an organic, contemporary southwest aesthetic.

Katherine, a native of Arizona, was born and raised in Flagstaff. During her adolescence, she spent her time hiking and biking in the beautiful mountainous surroundings as well as many weekends at Lake Powell with her family.

Katherine is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she obtained her Bachelors of Art in Art History and Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with a minor in French. While at NAU, she served as president of the Beta Omega Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority and participated in multiple campus organizations. To expand her knowledge in French studies, Katherine attended Institute de Touraine, in Tour, France, Laval University, in Quebec, Canada, and University of Lyon, in Lyon, France. Her final year at NAU included a summer in China where she studied culture and art history at Nanjing, Qufu, and Xi’an Universities.

She is also a graduate of Arizona State University where she completed her Masters of Science in Design with a Certificate in Museum Studies. During her time at ASU, she interned at the Phoenix Art Museum, and published her master’s thesis, Riordan Mansion: An Arts and Crafts Duplex, 2010. As a result of her passion for higher education, Katherine regularly instructs design classes at local colleges.

Katherine is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is NCIDQ certified (No. 28198), and active among many local and regional professional and academic interior design networks. Her award winning work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Luxe Magazine and Interior’s Scottsdale.

In addition to her work in Arizona, Katherine has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Western Europe, and the United Kingdom, which is evident in her ability to reference and incorporate multiple design elements into her vision. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys traveling, museums, cycling, reading, and spending time with her husband, Aaron, son, Weslee, her daughter Emilee, and miniature dachshunds, Lola and Ollie.


Meet Michele

Michele was born in a western suburb of Chicago and moved to Arizona to attend ASU. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

Michele has worked in various creative fields over the past thirty-five years, including as a gallery assistant at a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles and as a visual merchandiser for a large furniture chain in Chicago. In Sedona, she was involved in many philanthropic endeavors, such as volunteering for the local school district, garden societies, and the Chamber of Commerce. As a result of working in many different retail environments, providing excellent customer service is in Michele’s DNA.

Ever since she took her first photography class in high school, Michele has always had a passion for art and design. She continues to pursue creative endeavors as it is her happy place! At Ceterra, Michele enjoys merchandising the showroom so our guests can experience a unique shopping experience. She loves connecting with our guests to assist them in finding the perfect accessory for their homes. Michele also enjoys creating custom floral arrangements for our customers.

When not at work, Michele enjoys spending time with her son, Jeremy, and her daughter, Jillian, traveling, creating DIY projects, exercising, and dog-sitting her granddog, Eleanor.


Meet Bridget

Bridget’s lifelong passion for interior design and her innate talent for accessorizing has shaped her creative journey from a young age. She excelled academically, graduating with honors from Arizona State University, where she pursued a degree in Sociology and Business. Bridget’s dedication to her craft extended beyond her formal education, as she also undertook additional coursework in interior design to deepen her expertise.

At CeTerra, Bridget’s creative and technical skills shine as she spearheads creating and managing captivating content for our CeTerra and KMD social media platforms and keeping our website current. Moreover, Bridget actively contributes her expertise in accessory selection to serve our valued KMD Clients.

Bridget finds solace and inspiration through her love for travel during her leisure time. Exploring new places fuels her creativity and expands her design perspectives. Equally important to her is spending quality time with her husband and two children, cherishing precious moments, and creating beautiful memories together.


Meet Christa

Christa was born in California but has been in Arizona since she was three. Initially going to school for supply chain management, Christa changed her major to interior design at Arizona State University and never looked back. Since then, she has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture.

In her free time, Christa loves to travel and see new architecture from around the world. Enjoys going to country concerts, festivals, and Disneyland. However, most days you can find her at home working on her hydroponic garden or hanging out with her dog, cat, and rabbit.

Christa is excited to be a part of the Katherine Mueller Design team. She will be working on drafting plans, selecting new materials and finishes as well as helping in our CeTerra showroom assisting with accessories. Stop in and see her.