Design Team


our interior design team

Senior Designer - Cherie Peet-Grutzmacher

Minnesota State and NCIDQ certified Interior Designer that has been practicing Interior Design for over 40 years (if including her childhood years of re-decorating of a Barbie House to containing custom sewing projects!). She has worked as Boelter’s Director of Interior Design for over 10 years, before reconnecting with Carla. Her focus is on drawings, custom work and code compliance.


Project List: 

  • Boelter Chicago – Retail, Office, and Event Space
  • Brewhouse Inn and Suites – Guest Rooms
  • Jackson’s at the Brewhouse Inn and Suites – Front of House Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort – Public Spaces
  • Zpizza Tap Room Chain – Furniture Design for New Roll Out Fractured Prune Doughnut Chain – Prototype Design
  • Geneva College – Cafeteria Refresh
  • Raise the Bar Restaurant – Front of House Design
  • Beloit College – Cafeteria Remodel
  • Caribou Coffee – Custom Furniture Design
  • Lord Fletcher’s: The Oar House & Paddle Club – Front of House Prairie’s Edge Casino: Meadow’s Buffet – Front of House
  • Prairie’s Edge Casino: Firefly Lounge – Front of House Design The Reef Nightclub – Furniture Design
  • The Wilderness Tennessee – Retail Furniture Design
  • The Lodge at Blackhawk – Front of House Buffet Design Asbury College – Cafeteria Remodel

Carla Mertz - Principal Designer

With over 20 years as an interior designer Carla has worked on several interior design projects Including Residential, Hospitality, Corporate Office Spaces, and Retail Interiors. Her focus is on creating a cohesive plan, project management and finish selections.


Project List:

  • Rockwoods Bar and Grill-Front of House Design
  • Love Joy-Privately Owned Historical Residence
  • LUMINN Botique Hotel-Wallcovering/Paint selections
  • Your Computer Hero- Retail-Full Project
  • The Barn at Iron Shoe-Event Center Design

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