MEET THE TEAM
HIGHLIGHTING EACH CLIENT'S PERSONALITY & LIFESTYLE.
CAROLYNLEONA is a full service design firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina founded by Liz Goldberg. CL serves clients across the nation with services ranging from interior design, new construction, renovation, customized window treatments and furniture design.
Built on fresh spirit and a relentless attention to detail, CAROLYNLEONA delivers sophisticated and seamlessly executed designs highlighting each client’s personality and lifestyle. Utilizing unique textiles, heirloom pieces, while mixing old with new, we create spaces that make you feel welcome and inspired.
After years of experience in the industry, we have built a cohesive team of skilled builders, architects, and craftsmen to bring your vision to life. The goal is simple; ELEVATE YOUR EVERYDAY!
FOUNDER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | WIFE | MAMA | DESIGN OBSESSED
Liz Goldberg, Founder + Creative Director at CAROLYNLEONA creates functional and beautiful spaces customized to how each of their clients and families live. Her style combines clean lines with depth, creating designs that are engaging and purposeful. Leveraging her vivacious personality, strong vendor relationships and industry expertise, Liz produces the most captivating transformations. Leveraging longstanding relationships and an entire career spent in the design industry, Liz creates transformative spaces that allow CL clients to realize their design aesthetic and bring their vision to life.
After completing her education with degrees in Interior Design, Textiles and Business, Liz began her career working in upholstery and textiles at Crate & Barrel. She custom-created fabrics while learning from industry leaders such as Nate Berkus and Mitchell Gold. Liz was handpicked by Herman Miller to help bring their vision of creating a human-centered approach into office spaces and homes.
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Having grown up on the California coast, the beautiful landscape shaped Rachel’s desire to work in the design industry. Rachel loves designing spaces for CL clients that are functional and beautiful while being unique with a nod to coastal California vintage charm. Her favorite part of the design process is presenting to our clients and watching them light up while sharing the customized, full-service design vision and how it all comes together!
When Rachel is away from our design studio, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, exploring the Triangle’s food scene, working out and catching up on binge worthy reality TV.
With almost 20 years of calling Raleigh home and having spent her entire career in the design industry, Michelle Silvis brings local knowledge and expertise to the CL mix. Michelle’s previous experience in the high end plumbing and hardware world allows our clients to rest assured as we are sourcing the best of the best. Michelle has a calming presence and keeps CL buttoned up; her organization skills are pure magic! Michelle leaves no detail behind and believes in elevating your every day by creating classic, functional designs where our clients can live and thrive in their home.
The best part about Michelle? She believes in work-life balance. Michelle and her husband have three children who spend their weekends cheering on their favorite football teams. Michelle is team beach, her husband is team mountains - so Raleigh is the perfect location for weekend getaways.
With a degree from Miami of Ohio in Finance and many years of experience in building client relationships, Mark brings a strong sense of professionalism and strategy to the CL team. Mark has managed budgets and projects for several Fortune 500 companies, and he always has his clients’ budgets top of mind.
When Mark is not working, he is ferociously peddling away on his Peloton and dreaming about all the calories he can consume at the best restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina - talk about a #foodsnob. On Sundays, you can find him glued to the TV in his man cave, drinking a Bourbon or a glass of Spanish Tempranillo while watching his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. Go Brownies!