Meet the Team

Elizabeth Deacon-Piatt, Principal


 Elizabeth formed Deacon Design in April 2001. Elizabeth has over 30 years of experience in commercial interior design with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. In 1998, Elizabeth became NCIDQ certified and currently is licensed by the Florida State Board of Architecture and Interior Design. 

Samantha Cash, Director of Design


 Samantha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati.  In 2018, Samantha became NCIDQ certified.  With over 12 years in the industry, she is well traveled internationally and has an affinity for textiles.  She originally joined the DDI team in 2008 and after her departure in 2014, rejoined the team in 2020.

Toni Groves, Designer


Toni has a Masters degree in Architecture from Florida International University in Miami, FL.  She has been a part of the DDI team for over 2 years and excels in schematic design with a great focus on the details.

Alison Trimmer, Interior Designer


Alison has a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from Seminole State College. She joined the DDI team in 2018.  She has a great eye for color, hue and composition and this translates through in all of her designs.


Design Development

  • Space Planning
  • Concept Boards
  • FF&E Selection
  • Visual Rendering


  • Drawings
  • Specification Manuals
  • Finish Schedules
  • Colorboards


  • Budgets
  • Purchase Orders
  • Logistics Administration
  • Construction/Design Implementation