Angela Crittenden

Principal | Owner | Chief Designer

Known for her comfortable, southern style, Angela Crittenden is the lead designer and owner of Teal Interior Design. Angela has assembled an amazing team that prides themselves in creating unique, customized spaces in the triangle and southeastern North Carolina.

Angela graduated from Meredith College with an Interior Design, Art & Business Degree. She has passed all NCIDQ certification and is ASID certified, which gives her the education and knowledge to work on most any design project.  After graduation, she worked in the interiors business for over 5 years. In 2008, Angela formed Teal Interior Design, LLC. She spent 4 years in the triangle running Teal Interiors and designing homes in this part of the state before moving east to build the coastal location of the firm. With over 15 years of design experience, Angela has built numerous relationships which have turned into life long friends, and clients.   Angela works hard on each client’s personal definition of what their goals are for the their space. Are their children in the home? Grandchildren? 4-legged friends? She spends a lot of time make sure that the client’s priorities are met in her designs while creating beautiful spaces that are timeless and really enhance the client’s lifestyle and wishes. A home should be a place where memories are made and where families can function in everyday living, all while being beautiful.  

In addition to running a busy, growing Interior Design firm, Angela’s number one team is her family of 6 in Wilmington. She has three adorable, energetic young children Jenny, Lyon and Caz, 1 very playful yellow lab pup, Whaler, and husband Jeff, who is a boat broker.

Wondering where Angela got the name for Teal Interior Design? TEAL is not only Angela’s favorite color, but an acronym that is near and dear to her heart, and the beginning of meaningful names in Angela’s life…. one being her beloved Dalmatian, Lila, who is Angela’s number one fan (tight race between the children and Lila).

Angela Crittenden

Principal | Owner | Chief Designer

Known for her comfortable, southern style, Angela Crittenden is the lead designer and owner of Teal Interior Design. Angela has assembled an amazing team that prides themselves in creating unique, customized spaces in the triangle and southeastern North Carolina.

Angela graduated from Meredith College with an Interior Design, Art & Business Degree. She has passed all NCIDQ certification and is ASID certified, which gives her the education and knowledge to work on most any design project.  After graduation, she worked in the interiors business for over 5 years. In 2008, Angela formed Teal Interior Design, LLC. She spent 4 years in the triangle running Teal Interiors and designing homes in this part of the state before moving east to build the coastal location of the firm. With over 15 years of design experience, Angela has built numerous relationships which have turned into life long friends, and clients.   Angela works hard on each client’s personal definition of what their goals are for the their space. Are their children in the home? Grandchildren? 4-legged friends? She spends a lot of time make sure that the client’s priorities are met in her designs while creating beautiful spaces that are timeless and really enhance the client’s lifestyle and wishes. A home should be a place where memories are made and where families can function in everyday living, all while being beautiful.  

In addition to running a busy, growing Interior Design firm, Angela’s number one team is her family of 6 in Wilmington. She has three adorable, energetic young children Jenny, Lyon and Caz, 1 very playful yellow lab pup, Whaler, and husband Jeff, who is a boat broker.

Wondering where Angela got the name for Teal Interior Design? TEAL is not only Angela’s favorite color, but an acronym that is near and dear to her heart, and the beginning of meaningful names in Angela’s life…. one being her beloved Dalmatian, Lila, who is Angela’s number one fan (tight race between the children and Lila).

Dorothy Crowder

Associate Designer

Dorothy Crowder is a Wilmington native transplanted to the Raleigh area and manages Teal Interior Design’s Raleigh office. After working in the clothing industry, she has come to realize her passion is interiors and putting together fabric schemes, which is fitting since she holds a degree from NCSU College of Textiles. She has two energetic, busy children, an active husband who cannot stand being away from the water, and a sweetheart of a yellow lab. She is constantly back and forth between Raleigh and Wilmington, one to collaborate with the Wilmington Teal Interior Design team, and two because of her love for the coast and getting back to her hometown.

Kelly Ridenhour

Project Coordinator

We conduct an initial consultation to learn about you and your needs. We record existing conditions and measurements and discuss how the space needs to function for you. We then generate a scope of work that outlines what we have learned. We define the design services needed and coordinate all the details of budgeting, contracting and scheduling to fulfill your design dreams.

Bernard Thaxton

Overall Handyman

Finally, we have the famous Bernard Thaxton, Angela’s right hand man. Bernard has worked with Angela for over 15 years. He is the heavy lifter, the delivery guy, the installer, the fixer, and the “work husband” who actually sticks to his “honey-do” list!  Bernard is from New York but found his southern roots in North Carolina when he came to visit some family and decided one day he would settle down here. So, after pursuing an acting career in California and realizing he did not love west coast life… back to North Carolina he came. He met his wife, started a delivery company in 2000, had 3 children, and the rest is history. When Bernard is not having to do all of our hard work at installations, he is hanging with his Shadow… his beloved 8 year old black lab. We could not do our job without him and he his charming personality always makes an installation fun!