Sarah Parker Charles

DEC, IDNL, NCIDQ #021827

Partner and Interior Designer

For over a decade, Sarah has successfully managed interior design projects from conception to conclusion at some of the top architectural and design firms in North America. Her project background from Montreal, Chicago, and St. John’s brings a diverse range of commercial and residential design experience to the studio and its clients. Regardless of scope or size, she brings boundless creativity and endless practicality to create spaces that feel modern, yet timeless.

 Hospitality, Corporate Office, Healthcare, Senior Assisted Living

Nancy Shepherd Bragg


Partner and Interior Designer

After obtaining her Bachelor of Interior Design at Mount Royal University and practicing Interior Design in Western Canada, Nancy returned home to St. John’s bringing with her design experiences from across the country. She has worked on a broad scope of projects including commercial offices, hospitality spaces and food-service franchise design, as well as educational facilities. As an accredited LEED AP since 2009, Nancy adopts a sustainable approach to her projects by simply designing for longevity. She believes that establishing a connection between people and their surroundings is the underlying principle of any successful interior design project.

Industries: Corporate Office, Hospitality, Food Service Franchise Design, Education

Chris Bowes



Chris strives for clarity and simplicity in every project. With 15 years experience in architecture and design, Chris has a comprehensive range of experience in the successful delivery of projects both large and small. He believes that good design is no accident; it comes from clear communication and, most importantly, from positive relationships.

Industries: Institutional, Industrial, Hospitality, Corporate Office

Crystal Oldford


Architectural Technologist

Crystal has extensive experience working in both the private and public building sectors. Her background in the architectural industry has provided her with a variety of perspectives on the design process and its technical execution. From working with owners, client representatives, various governing bodies, and consultants from multi-disciplinary design teams, she is well-versed in the dynamics of the design process. With a keen attention to detail and thorough review skills, Crystal applies her practical knowledge and transfers her site experience to every project.

Industries: Commercial Office, Residential, Public Sector

Heather Tucker

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Newfoundland & Labrador, Heather decided to remain a local after achieving her Hospitality Tourism Management diploma from the College of the North Atlantic. Over the past 10 years, Heather has gained a lot of insight and invaluable experience across a variety of local industries; with an attention to colleague and client satisfaction.

Heather brings her strong organizational skills to the day-to-day operations at Carvel & Helm and focuses on creating a seamless transition from project concept to delivery. As a chronic multitasker, she handles administration, procurement and accounting functions while anticipating everyone’s needs to ensure an efficient workspace.

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