MEET THE TEAM

 
 
Cheryl-Beth-Hillberry-CBH Design Studios Inc.

CHERYL BETH

HILLBERRY

Cheryl is the Principal & Design Director of CBH Design Studio. From an early age, Cheryl has understood the impact that beauty and design has on people. After graduating from Florida State University in 1995 with degrees in both Interior Design & English minoring in Business & Art History, she moved to Florence, Italy and then on to LA. She cut her teeth in the design world working as an Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering. Her experience working on such theme parks as Tokyo DisneySea and Disney’s California Adventure afforded her a wealth of knowledge and understanding of big picture design, construction and guest impact.  The experience paved the way for her transition into hospitality design. Cheryl’s clear vision to work in hospitality design was realized when she became a partner in Level 3 Design Group in 2004, where she designed more than 70 hotels. Cheryl eventually formed CBH Design Studio while continuing to partner on projects with Level 3 Design Group. Cheryl’s vision for CBH Design Studio has always been to design spaces where guests have a memorable, impactful and beautiful experience. Cheryl has created a name for herself in the hospitality design industry, having formed solid relationships with major hotel brands, architecture firms and ownership groups. She balances her time between work and spending time with her daughter, Chloe (yay for Disney Channel and Kidz Bop!), and her dog, Gus Gustofferson. Some of Cheryl’s favorite places include the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theater, Little Flower Café in South Pasadena, and Market City Café in Burbank. 

 
Nicole-Labastida-CBH Design Studios Inc.

NICOLE

LABASTIDA

Nicole is a Senior Interior Designer with a passion for problem solving and an aptitude for detail.  With more than 22 years of commercial design experience as well as project management in commercial construction, Nicole has an appreciation and understanding of both sides of the industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University, where she and Cheryl first met, were roommates and fellow design students.  After graduating, Nicole was blessed to have been an Imagineer with The Walt Disney Co., where her design skills came to life on both Tokyo DisneySea and California Adventure in Anaheim.  Those Disney years were instrumental in forming her belief that every project has a story, and every interaction be an experience. Bringing a client's vision to life through a team effort while building strong, long-term relationships is incredibly rewarding! This is prevalent in Cheryl and Nicole's partnership, where it all began at FSU and continues to thrive now as the heart and soul of CBH Design Studio! Nicole now resides in Austin, TX, with her husband and two children, where they enjoy all the beauty of the hill country and always "keepin’ it weird"!

 
Christene-Kings-CBH Design Studios Inc.

CHRISTENE

KINGS

Christene has been a part of CBH Design Studio from its inception. Christene’s commitment to CBH has afforded her the opportunity to apply her many talents to the company and grow as a design assistant and project coordinator. Christene’s many talents include DJing and drumming in her down time. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Lakewood/Long Beach, Christene resides with her husband, Patrick, and son, Elan, in Hollywood. Christene also has two fur babies: Sabi (woof!) and Fuzzy (meow).

 
Monica-Lopez-CBH Design Studios Inc.

MONICA

LOPEZ

Monica brings to CBH Design Studio more than 20 years of experience in publishing. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!), Monica’s extensive experience includes business and project development as well as project management. When not enveloped in all things design related, Monica enjoys checking out some Popular Los Angeles hot spots with friends. Concerts at The Hollywood Bowl, hikes to the Griffith Park Observatory, brunches at Home restaurant in Silver Lake, and roller skating with her niece, Chloe, at the Moonlight Rollerway are just a few activities Monica enjoys. Monica resides in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with her senior dog, Bernie. 

 
 

CBH DESIGN STUDIO INC.

CORE VALUES & BELIEFS

 
 

1) WE DESIGN EXPERIENCES.

Creating memorable, intelligent and functional spaces is one of our main goals. We believe good design sets the stage for BIG interactions between people. Those interactions lead to a successful guest experience, translating to ROI for client/owner. 

2) WE ARE HONEST & LOYAL.

We exercise our experience as designers and project managers to communicate information honestly.  We are transparent about timeframes, deliverables and schedules, allowing clients and the team to make informed decisions for the betterment of the project. 

3) WE LISTEN.

We are committed to delivering a collaborative experience during the creative process and staying true to the client’s vision while implementing brand’s standards. Our promise is to always listen to our clients’ visions—we are your advocate!

4) We are contribution.

We guide our clients through the process of design, procurement, purchasing, and installation while openly sharing our knowledge of what works, what doesn’t work and lessons learned. Our goal is to relieve stress throughout the entire process, not to create it.

5) We are all about relationships.

Our ability to build meaningful relationships with our clients has us stand out. By the completion of a project, we are family, having created longstanding relationships with our clients, hotel brands and vendors. We not only value these relationships, we ADD value to these relationships.

6) WE ARE ONE.

We appreciate the team effort it takes to complete each project, whether it is new construction or a renovation. The collaboration of all disciplines involved—from architects and engineers to project managers, owner operators, managers and general contractors—is absolute key to a team. We’re all in this together!

7) WE ARE RESULTS DRIVEN.

We are committed to delivering on our promises and providing results that exceed expectations. Our drive and attention to details result in an overall more cost-effective project with fewer change orders and RFI’s.

8) WE ARE ALWAYS GROWING.

We are continually evolving and staying abreast of current brand standards and updates, as well as having our finger on the pulse of industry needs and trends. Every project is a learning experience and a challenge to grow beyond our core competencies. Today’s ceiling is tomorrow’s floor!

9) ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

We believe in making what may seem impossible, possible. We are committed to finding and implementing proactive solutions to any issues that may arise.

10) WE ARE HUMBLE.

We believe the foundation of strong relationships and design is humility. Remaining humble holds us as teachable students sharing and growing in the success of projects.