Get to Know Our Interior Design Team
Priscilla Castellano, IDS - President / Real Estate Sales Associate for Berkshire Hathaway
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.
For over 20 years, the elite of Tampa Bay have trusted Priscilla with their dreams. As the owner of a high-end interior design studio, she has been focused on what she knows best – luxurious living. From notable mid-century modern to coastal estates and everything in between, Priscilla has consistently delivered unmatched quality, beauty, and functionality of design throughout the Florida Gulf Coast communities. Her love of people, coupled with her passion for beautiful homes, has led her to expand her services to include a career in real estate with Berkshire Hathaway specializing in Luxury Homes.
Born and raised in New York City, Priscilla understands how to make a home contemporary yet timeless. She appreciates the value of real estate and she knows the importance of making just the right investments into a property. Most notably, her eye for creativity, knowledge of home investment, and her network of contacts in the Tampa Bay area enhance her dedication and ensure satisfied, repeat clients and referrals. Her fluency in Spanish equips her to meet the needs of the Spanish speaking members of our community, as well.
Priscilla is an expert in her field...designing for NFL Sports Stars to State Delegates to Celebrities to high-end Executives, and many more within the State of Florida. Design plays a vital part in every aspect of her life. Priscilla is the consummate professional with the knowledge and skills needed to design stunning interiors and one-of-a-kind spaces.
Whether through new construction or remodeling or the purchase of a new home, Priscilla demonstrates her understanding of all aspects of managing the process from researching design requirements and client needs to analyzing space capabilities and options to delivering elegance and sustainability.
A very active and connected community volunteer, Priscilla serves as a Leader of Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital, a community network whose efforts contribute to innovative and often life-saving services and technology. She is a member of Krewe of Girls ‘n Pearls, a social organization in which philanthropy is an essential component, and she is also a longstanding member of the Interior Design Society. In her free time, she enjoys meeting with like-minded business owners at the Tampa Club.
Andrea Vega-Tompkins, Allied ASID - Interior Designer / Real Estate Sales Associate for Coastal Properties Group
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.
Christine Batsell - Real Estate Sales Associate for Future Home Realty
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 her former broker, 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.