Elizabeth Yeager Cross is a lifelong native of the Teays Valley Area and couldn’t imagine having her design business anywhere else. She is married to her husband Brett and is the mother of their son George and daughter Ivery.
Coming from an entire family of self-starters, Elizabeth knew early on as a child that she would one day own her own design business and dreamed in vivid color of gorgeous fabrics and fabulous interiors.
“I’ve always had a flare for design and fashion and took probably too much pleasure as a little girl, in rearranging rooms and designing every holiday and event our family ever had.”
After obtaining her Business Degree as well as a four year degree in Interior Architecture from Virginia Tech and University of Charleston, Elizabeth spent time in commercial design interning at Carolina Business Interiors in Charlotte, North Carolina. She acquired a love for commercial design and longed to one day be able to do beautiful business interiors that were fun and exciting instead of the drab and lackluster designs we so often see in everyday life.
“My mission in commercial interiors has always been to bring personality to a space that welcomes your customer and leaves a special imprint with them that makes the space memorable and significant.”
Some local commercial designs by Yeager Design & Interiors include: Broyles Jewelers, Yeager Family Medicine, Aliff & Lao OBGYN, and Marshall University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries.
Of course with over ten years of experience, her first love has always been residential design. Right after she graduated from University of Charleston, Elizabeth was offered a job at Kitchens By Woodys in Barboursville, West Virginia. Elizabeth began designing kitchens and baths for homes all over the tri state area and quickly gained a large referral base.
“Kitchen and Bath Design is so much more of a personal design than you would think. After all, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you nurture your family, entertain, and it truly serves as the most multi-function space in your home. It has to look effortlessly and classically stylish, and most of all work efficiently for you and your family’s needs.
After almost four years with Kitchens By Woody’s and the arrival of Elizabeth’s much anticipated son, George, she decided to leave Woody’s and begin her journey of self-employment, mommy-hood, and rejoining the world of fabrics, finishes, and furniture
“My goal is to transform every space I design into a fun, fabulous, and affordable work of art. Whether you walk into Yeager Design and Interiors looking for help from A-Z or you’re just looking for a fresh accessory to spice up your space, I’m confident that together we can make your design dreams come true.”
YDI offers design consultation services on commercial and residential design, kitchens, baths, lighting, flooring, space planning, outdoor/landscape design, as well as staging homes for sale.
The showroom specializes, but is not limited to, furniture, fabrics, accessories, lighting, rugs, and artwork.
“I’m very excited about our art selection right now. Some of my own pieces have made the collection as well as a select few local artists’ works that are simply stunning.”
Terry Lively currently resides in Charleston, but was originally from Hurricane, West Virginia. He attended the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, before returning home to West Virginia. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Prior to arriving at Yeager Design and Interiors, he worked at for the State of West Virginia as a Public Information Officer where he regularly interacted with the public, elected officials, and members of the media. Terry has a real passion for art, architecture, furniture, and interior design, especially mid-century and Danish modern.
Christine is the marketing specialist at YDI. In addition to her media relations, branding, and website development duties at YDI, she has been instrumental in our strategic business development plans as we work towards having a strong online presence and store. Prior to working at YDI she held various positions at West Virginia University where she gained over 5 years of experience in marketing/communications, event planning, and PR. She attended WVU from 2008-2013 where she received her B.A. in English and her M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing. In her free time she loves doing anything outdoors, live music, her dogs, and writing.
Julia is our newest employee at YDI. She is a recent graduate from the West Virginia University Davis School of Agriculture, Natural Resources in Design with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Ever since she can remember she always wanted to be an Interior Designer. While attending WVU she had a variety of different opportunities including studying abroad in England, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. These experiences expanded her love of travel, history, design and don’t forget about the food. After graduating, Julia returned home to her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia where she spends most of her time with her puppy, family and in the kitchen.