Lela specializes in FF&E for upscale interiors and is an intrepid explorer. She is passionate about creating distinctive hospitality spaces filled with interesting color palettes and unexpected textures and finishes.

Lela leads HBG Design’s Dallas office, representing a select team of key former Wilson Associates architects and interior designers. While leading this dynamic collective, Lela also serves as Lead Interior Designer in the Dallas office. She directs and manages collaborative teams to create luxury and upscale hospitality projects, helping to ensure that all projects meet each client's vision while remaining on target for budget and schedule. Lela’s vast experience in the hospitality industry can be seen in the acclaimed interiors of some of the world’s leading hotel brands such as Four Seasons, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, InterContinental and more.She is a licensed interior designer and graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design, and Florida Southern College, where she earned an MBA in international business.