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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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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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.

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Nancy Godowns

Born and raised in the Southeast, Nancy Godowns brings 25 years of experience in design and customer service to John Kilmer Fine Interiors. With a degree in Business from Georgia Southern and 10 years of experience owning her own business,(Calibogue House Furniture & Accessories) Nancy has acquired the expertise to create custom interiors homeowners love! Nancy believes in listening to her clients identifying needs and helping make owner’s visions reality. Nancy also worked for 10 years at Fine Furniture Gallery where she designed homes all over the Lowcountry, the Coastal Empire and around the Southeast Coast. Nancy is an experienced buyer, merchandiser, and designer. Nancy is motivated by her passion, knowledge, and love of all  aspects furniture and design.