A passionate team

Arveaux Interiors - formerly Christy Drew Designs – is a boutique storefront and design collaborative.

Our unique design approach draws inspiration from our client’s individual personality and lifestyle. We pride ourselves in designing exclusive and premier quality residences, both domestically and around the world. We offer a variety of design aesthetics, implemented through interior architectural detailing, construction documentation, and complete custom furniture installations. Our talented and experienced team provides an enjoyable client-designer partnership with a personal focus and commitment to every detail of the creative design process. Our retail boutique continues to offer vignettes featuring artisan furnishings, lighting, and accessories from around the world. Whether you're looking for a single piece or a full design service, we welcome you to Arveaux Interiors.

Christy Drew

Founder – President – Interior Designer

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Texas Christian University, Christy entered the multi-faceted design world working on numerous projects from hospitality and restaurants to residential interiors. Her favorite though, is residential design where she immerses herself into each Client’s individual lifestyle and personality, becoming so well versed that she truly creates a physical expression of her client through architectural detailing, material selections, furnishings and overall design aesthetic. Her unique, diverse and genuine style is evident in an array of projects from contemporary marble homes in Israel, relaxing island sanctuaries, western ranches, and Texas Hill Country historical remodels, to mountain retreats and family homes in Dallas.

Nikki Fairbanks

Interior Designer

Nikki graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. As a member of Arveaux Interiors, she exemplifies the passionate commitment to the design process and fulfillment of each Client’s dreams through her skills in ArchiCAD, architectural detailing, construction knowledge, project management as well as furniture, artwork and accessories selections. Creating beautiful as well as functional spaces is evident with each completed project.

Katya Yarominak

Registered Interior Designer

Katya was born and raised in Belarus where she studied Civil Engineering. When she moved to the United States, she was immediately drawn to the exciting world of Interior Design. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma, she launched her career with several iconic fashion brands such as Fossil, BCBG, and others, where she designed retail storefronts in the US, Canada, London, Frankfurt, Singapore and other major hubs all over the world. Being a Registered Interior Designer led her to an opportunity with a Los Angeles based designer focusing on high-end residential design. While enjoying many aspects of architecture and engineering, Katya’s true calling is Interior Design. She says it allows her to express herself in a much more free and creative manner. Her Eastern European background and worldly travels allow her to incorporate a myriad of aesthetics into her work. Katya recently returned to Dallas and is thrilled to be a part of the Arveaux Interiors design team.

Paul H Johnston

AIA, Director of Business Development and Showroom Manager

Paul Johnston comes to Arveaux Interiors from the commercial architecture arena. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and practiced nationally and internationally for over 35 years. During this time, he easily became familiar with a great many of Dallas’ top design and construction firms as well as business leaders. Paul is now completely immersed in the exciting world of high-end Residential Interior Design – as Director of Business Development and Showroom Manager.  Paul’s inherent affinity for meeting people, finding common ground and building long lasting, meaningful relationships make him a natural for this position.

Kerri Martinez

Director of Operations

Kerri loves working with all financial aspects of our interior design business, an area she has always found appealing. Having many years of experience in the multi-family home renovation industry, Kerri focus’ on a smooth functioning operation, keeping overhead low, and thus keeping our client’s costs low as well. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas, Kerri is dedicated to making sure all internal processes of the business are running efficiently, allowing both the Client and the Designer to focus solely on design - and have fun doing it! The financial aspect of each project is, most often, equally as important as the design aspect. No matter the size, each project deserves, and each client expects, the best value for their hard-earned dollar, we specialize in this every single day.

Kassandra Fincher

Junior Director of Operations

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, Kassy utilized her education experience to secure a position as an Accounting Supervisor. Here she gained a wealth of knowledge in book-keeping, purchasing, and other financially related responsibilities. Kassy has always had a knack for customer service and prides herself in effectively communicating among client, designer, and vendor. Her skillset has made her highly successful at Arveaux Interiors, specifically managing the proposal and purchasing process of all inventory and client purchases through to installation. She truly enjoys being able to contribute to the team effort and help make the design processes enjoyable, simple and fun.