About Us


At Teaselwood Design, we think the single most important ingredient that goes into making our designs totally unique and inviting isn't our style or our creativity. It's not even our 20 years of experience or our skilled professionalism...

It's our clients.

With wide-ranging personalities, tastes, and lifestyles, our clients want homes that are true reflections of their uniqueness. That means we get the pleasure and privilege of creating something totally fresh and new with every client, every project, every space.

Our style (which can really only be described as New England prep-meets-California cool with a little farmhouse thrown in) is well suited for spaces where the perfect and the imperfect come together in a warm and inviting, yet polished and sophisticated way.

In the homes we create, kids can be kids and dogs can be dogs. Entertaining your guests and kicking off your shoes to relax in solitude are accommodated in equal measure with our distinctive approach to casual elegance. You can see that approach in action in our clients' homes in our portfolio.

Well versed in residential projects of all sizes as well as a collection of boutique hotels, we help our clients achieve what they want and need in their homes, honoring their budgets and their time along the way. We’re committed to design solutions that respond perfectly to our clients’ tastes and lifestyles, making sure to infuse every project with unsurpassed attention to the details – all the little things that make their spaces feel like home, only better.


Charity  Buchika

Principal Designer and Founder of Teaselwood Design

When it comes to your home projects, Charity understands just how important every detail is to you. Not only does she give you a simple, stress-free design process, she listens carefully to you, valuing your ideas and preferences while applying her extensive knowledge and experience to every decision.

Charity earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Marymount College and became NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified. She is an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers. To date, her portfolio features projects throughout the state of New York, as well as in New Hampshire, Colorado, and Florida.

That all adds up to over two decades of experience in the interior design industry, although Charity's design roots go back even further. She grew up with an antiques dealer father and went along with him on many buying trips as a child.

Charity is a proud mom to the world's coolest kid (plus a couple of border collies). She is a lifelong lover of handcrafted wares, and - when she's not paddle boarding, gardening, or cooking up a get-together for family and friends - she sources soulful materials and products for use in her clients' projects or to sell in Teaselwood Design's online shop.





Charity built the team at Teaselwood Design with your every need in mind. While she brings the design expertise and project leadership to the table, she also uses well-established contractors and trusted vendors to give you the right mix of creativity and professionalism every step of the way. Together they create a seamless process and beautiful end results for your project.
Because beautiful, lasting furnishings and decor are an important part of making your project everything you want and need it to be, Charity thoughtfully sources mid- to high-end furnishings, as well as a few handcrafted and artisanal items from makers around the globe from time to time.
Teaselwood Design regularly partners up on projects with Timber Mountain Woodcraft, a state-of-the-art workshop right here in Skaneateles, NY. Timber Mountain creates beautiful, heirloom-quality custom cabinetry, millwork, custom furnishings, and more for our clients' projects when needed. Click here to download information about their custom cabinetry. You'll love working with them as much as we do!

Interested in finding out more about us and how we can help you with your project? Read about our services here or contact us to start the conversation.