Get to Know Our Interior Design Team
Priscilla Castellano, IDS - President
As founder and president of Tampa Bay's leading interior design firm Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors, Priscilla Castellano has demonstrated excellence in leadership and design for nearly two decades. She is an ATC-certified AutoCAD design professional with an expertise in space drawings and conceptual design.
Priscilla has consistently delivered unmatched quality, beauty, and functionality of design throughout the Central Florida and Gulf Coast communities including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Clearwater, and Sarasota since founding the company in 1999.
Whether through new construction or remodeling, Priscilla demonstrates her understanding of all aspects of project management from researching design requirements and client needs to analyzing space capabilities and options to delivering elegance and sustainability.
Her educational background in business administration has given her the critical organizational and management skills required to lead a top-level design firm that consistently meets and exceeds the expectations of notable, upscale clientele.
Her multidisciplinary approach to design has earned her credibility within the design community, and she has served as a judge for the Builders' Association Annual Parade of Homes for the past 3 years. Through her philanthropy and community work in the Tampa Bay area, Priscilla has continuously strived to deliver the beauty and power of design to everyone.
Andrea Vega, ASID - Interior Designer
Born and raised in Tampa Bay, Andrea Vega is a true Florida native! Andrea's interests and talents are diverse. Beginning her studies in the medical field, she soon realized that a major in Biology wouldn't allow her to utilize her creative talents. Therefore, at the midway point in her studies, Andrea made the difficult decision to make a switch and pursue her passion—Interior Design. She literally switched gears to attend the International Academy of Design & Technology in Tampa, graduating with a degree in Interior Design. Andrea has been practicing interior design professionally since 2005 and joined the team of Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors in 2011. Her pairing with Priscilla has resulted in the creation of a winning combination for exquisite design in traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs. Plus, her experience with multiple interior design software programs allows her to give clients a realistic glimpse of their home or office's hidden potential. Andrea is an allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County.
Anna Jurado - Business Administrator
Anna, a yogi originally from Irvine, CA, is an expert in Business Organization and Development and attended Mount Olive University located in North Carolina. She came to ALEI in 2015 with several years of experience in Operations Management that extends from a corporate level to the small business arena.
Our enthusiastic Business Administrator ensures at all times that things are running as efficiently and effectively as possible. She aims high with a proven track record of serving both the company needs as well as our clients with care.
Those closest to Anna describe her as a leader who listens to understand and is passionate, astute, and kind. She understands that the success of a business depends on the strength of the team.
Anna has been inspired by Art & Design since childhood with a special interest in Unique Furniture Design, Architectural Elements, and Fine Art. She is proud to work alongside the incredible designers at Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors helping "Make our Clients Imagination a Reality!"
Christine Batsell - Real Estate Sales Associate
Tampa native Christine Batsell knows Central Florida real estate. She is a Florida-licensed real estate sales associate whose business acumen has earned her the respect and accolades of colleagues, having been named 18th best agent out of 345 for Top 30 Sales Agents in Tampa Bay by Keller Williams Realty. As a top-rated real estate agent in the Bay area, Christine can help you buy the home of your dreams or sell the home that you have outgrown. She can provide you with the best tips for marketing your home and maximizing buyer offers or with firsthand knowledge and experience in purchasing a new home.
As a lifelong resident of Tampa, Christine not only has a strong understanding of the local real estate market, but also a deep familiarity with the community. She attended Tampa schools from preschool through college, so she can provide you with a vast understanding of the local school systems and which homes put your children in the best school districts. As a mother of three daughters, she knows how important your child's education is in your decision to purchase or sell a home.
Christine also knows luxury. She honed an eye for design and a knack for identifying luxury through her experience in the interior design industry. She can provide you with tips for home staging in coordination with Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors' real estate services. She can also help you purchase the right plot of land for your dream home and share her personal experience with home building.
In a real estate market oversaturated with sales agents who only see houses, Christine sees homes. She understands that people make a home. Let Christine help you make yours.