Design Team

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John Kilmer

John brings 35 years of home furnishings experience – 20 as a senior designer with Beverly Hall in Atlanta and on Hilton Head – to every project. The Michigan native bolstered his expertise during nine years of growing his own, independent, retail design studio. Talented, competent and an excellent listener, John offers offers his unique perspective to define each client’s design style and the scope of each project. He has been an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 2001.

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Mary Lawrence

Mary has provided interior design services to residential, commercial, and hospitality focusing on innovative ideas. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch College and later received an Associate degree in Interior Design. Originally from Wisconsin, Mary has designed projects throughout the Midwest and Lowcountry. Mary has worked on project of all sizes, from complete design services to helping clients choose the perfect paint color for their home. She enjoys working with a variety of styles, ranging from classic traditional, to eclectic, to contemporary. Her work has been featured in several annual fundraiser on Hilton Head Island.

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Sharon Danyi

Originally from Minneapolis, Sharon Danyi has an Interior Design degree from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the Minneapolis-St Paul area, Southern California, Central Ohio, and in the Hilton Head-Bluffton area for the past 8 years. Sharon has over 25 years of experience working on residential projects both large and small. She expertly combines the functional and practical use of space with beautiful aesthetics for a home that is comfortable, relaxing, classic and infinitely livable.

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David Freese

David is a principal with and chief financial officer of John Kilmer Fine Interiors. A New Jersey native and graduate of Glassboro State College, David brings years of experience in successful entrepreneurship, and a dedicated work ethic. He has lived on Hilton Head for nine years.

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Deborah Arnold

Deb has an extensive background in home furnishings and the furniture industry. Graduating from Marshall University with a degree in business she has been a manager, buyer and designer for a high-end retail furniture store. Also she has been the sales representative for several furniture manufacturing companies including Century Furniture, Lineage Home Furnishings Division of Masco, and managed southeast sales for Lifestyle Contract Furnishings. Given her 25 years experience, Deb understands the importance of really listening to her clients and helping them create the perfect combination of fabric, colors and style.

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Christine Collins

Chris is a strong professional with more then 20 years’ experience in residential Design, with 15 of those years spent in Hilton Head as principal of her own design firm, PosAbilities, and most recently as an Interior Designer for a National Retail Furniture Manufacturer in their Design Studio in Okatie. Chris loves her work and thrives on repeat business. Her clients say she is second to none with color, space planning, fabric usage and accessorizing. Her background at Johnson and Wales University in Business Management and Thompson Institute in Design is credited to her ability to complete every project on time and within budget. Chris enjoys listening to her client’s vision and then transforming those dreams into realities. Her motto is: “Making the Lowcountry even more beautiful one home at a time.”

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Lynn Adams

Lynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. She is a licensed designer and a Certificate Holder with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. She has over 25 years of Interior Design experience working in Central Florida and the South Carolina Lowcountry. She is committed to providing each client with the personal attention necessary to help them create the interior they have always dreamed of. Each home is unique and therefore each client is unique.