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Ann Marie DeMars



Charleston Interior Designer – Ann Marie’s passion is in meeting the design challenges from construction to finishing touches whether it’s a room, dream home or dream yacht. Her philosophy is that interior design is a collaboration between designer & client with the ultimate goal of blending your favorite pieces with today’s classic looks that will withstand time.

Her ability to listen and tailor her client’s individual needs makes her a perfect liaison linking architects, builders and remodelers to make your personal paradise a reflection of who you are.

She was raised in Chicago, moved to Charlotte, and was a designer at two highly acclaimed furniture galleries in Wisconsin and Baltimore. Her experience of diversified lifestyles from living in the Midwest and along the east coast credits her ability to design for clients throughout the US.

Ann Marie’s first degree is in accounting from College of DuPage in Illinois, however, while working for a Custom Home Builder she learned her real enjoyment came from planning and designing with the homeowner. She then earned her degree in Interior Design from Fox Valley College in Wisconsin.

Sailing is also a passion of Ann Marie & her husband. They took a year’s sabbatical and followed a dream. Ann Marie skippered their 42’ sailboat from Baltimore down the ICW to Florida while her husband installed the new interior she designed. They then sailed to the Bahamas. It was a trip of a lifetime with amazing adventures and unforgettable experiences.

Ann Marie is now happy to call Charleston her home.

She is especially excited about the extensive offering of quality furniture lines at Southeastern Galleries. Ann Marie can be reached either at the gallery or via email at Southeastern Galleries – A Premier Charleston Furniture Store

Trudie Cooper Krawcheck



Charleston Interior Designer -Trudie Cooper Krawcheck received her education at Agnes Scott College and the College of Charleston. After graduating, she became associated with Southeastern Galleries and is one of the more senior members of the firm.

Whether it is new construction, including all architectural specifications for the interior, or home renovation, Trudie tends to be involved in many details on the client’s behalf. She feels this is important to ensure beautiful results that accurately reflect the client’s taste.

In addition to this work with complete homes, she also does an equal number of fill-ins, add-ons (specific rooms), and accessorizing. Appointments are recommended.

Trudie can be reached either at the store or via email at

Southeastern Galleries – A Premier Charleston Furniture Store

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ABOVE: Rooms Designed for Clients on Kiawah Island.

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ABOVE: Ottoman designed with Trina Turk Fabric Collection. The Pillows fabric is from Mary McDonald Collection from Schumacher.

Randolph Cooper



A fourth generation member of the Southeastern Galleries family, Randolph Cooper grew up immersed in his great-grandparents’ vast knowledge of fine design. Dinner table conversation included the names Adams, Wedgewood, Chippendale and other staples of the industry.

Randolph’s extensive travels as a child, particularly through Asia and Micronesia, inspired an appreciation for three things: the gorgeous mosaic of foreign cultures, the varied aesthetics that span the globe, and a reverence for the unique history and beauty of his home city of Charleston.

After graduating from the College of Charleston, Randolph embarked on his career at Ralph Lauren, where he paired new sales skills with a further sharpening of his design talents. Ralph Lauren offered Randolph the first platform to express his passion for design.
Charleston and his family beckoned, and Randolph returned to Southeastern Galleries eight years ago to help clients complete their homes. Randolph pours himself into each project, no matter how big or small, combining an appreciation for old world design and antique pieces while utilizing new and current elements in design. On the one hand, he says, a historical sensibility need not be stuffy. On the other hand, “progress for the sake of progress results in poor design.”

Randolph loves his job at Southeastern Galleries. He works every day with his uncle, cousin, aunt and grandfather, and takes immense pride in a store that such a large part of his life. He appreciates the great blessing and honor of upholding the family legacy for superb customer service and spectacular antique furniture.
One of his favorite aspects of the job is the clients, many of whom have become his friends. Whether clients need his assistance designing the layout of a multi-million dollar home or choosing a single nightstand, he is humbled by the opportunity to educate and guide them.

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“I love to do this,” he says. “Even on my worst day I’m excited to wake up and work with clients, my family and some of the most intelligent designers in the Southeast.”
Randolph is energized by life in the Holy City. The focus on historic preservation and restoration inspire him. You might see him at one of a plethora of cultural activities – like SEWE, Spoleto and Restaurant Week – or offshore fishing with family, friends and a frosty brew in hand. He also contributes his considerable talents to our community, volunteering on the city’s tourism development committee and with Charleston Animal Society, from which he adopted his dog, Wellfleet.

It always comes back to design for Randolph. After all, it’s in his blood. He loves working with the great furniture makers and trend setters across the world, including Earl Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana and a renowned designer and collector in his own right.

Whatever he is doing, Randolph combines an intensity for appreciating beauty with a lightheartedness about life itself.


Rick Cooper

Rick Cooper

Rick Cooper

Rick joined Southeastern Galleries in the early 1980′s after receiving his BS in Business from The Citadel, his MBA from the University of South Carolina and several years with Milliken Textile Mills. His textile training inspired him to become an expert in rugs, carpets and fabrics.

Rick and his wife of 30 years share their world with 3 sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law. When Rick is not working, he can be found on the golf course with his best friend, mentor and spiritual counselor, Bishop T or playing with his granddog, George.



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