Our Story

Creating beautiful and custom spaces that meet and exceed our clients' highest expectations is our priority and goal. We strive to personalize the homes of the clients whose lives we are so inspired by. 

Marlena Design Group (ASID & ALA) consists of creative talents pulled from the industries of architecture, design, writing, real estate, and personal styling. We combine our wide variety of experience and specialties to create fresh, custom interiors for residential and commercial spaces. Below is an introduction to our team. 


With over a decade of success, Marlena Carson has established a glowing reputation and a rapidly growing client base. A Colorado native and a graduate from the Art Institute of Colorado with a BA in Interior Design, Marlena began her career at an architectural lighting firm. She quickly realized her particular mastery of lighting design. This, combined with an excellent eye for detail and quality materials and years of experience in luxury showrooms, has paved the way to a fulfilling career in high end interior design.


Justin Martinez

Justin has a background in Interior Design and Architecture and has worked international for major brands, retail conglomerates, and nightlife leaders. Whether it is designing libraries, nightclubs, or high-end residential projects, Justin offers a collaborative approach to design with a background in construction and fabrication. His extensive knowledge of materials allows him to easily transition between architectural, interior design, and furniture design responsibilities.


Cassandra Whitney

Cassandra studied Interior Design at Arapahoe Community College in Colorado. She has 20 years of experience in the luxury retail and home furnishing industry. Her years of corporate management for the nation’s largest retail brands have given her an excellent eye for quality products and project management. From home styling, home staging, home Reiki she will leave any space, residential or commercial feeling and looking it’s best.


Kailey Anderson

Kailey’s career in fashion began in 2010 and has spanned women’s, bridal, men’s and jewelry. She graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in English Literature and Certification in Professional Writing. Kailey was previously a licensed real estate agent in the state of Colorado and found the thrill of having a brand new space to decorate to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her clients’ home purchases.