T E R A   J A N E L L E

Owner, Principal Designer

A Wisconsin farm girl who fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Tera Janelle adores nearly every type of cheese, sunny days, classic interiors, and the perfect shade of gray. 


In 2007, Tera launched her interior design company Arterra Homes and Design, now eponymously Tera Janelle Design. With projects ranging from beach houses and historic homes to mountain estates and new construction homes, Tera specializes in full scale concept-to-completion construction to furnishings design.  She is renowned for creating beautiful, approachable spaces where families can gather to celebrate everyday living. Her work has been featured throughout Virginia design publications and published nationally at ElleDecor.com, House & Home, HGTV.ca, and in Domino Magazine.

Married to her high school sweetheart whom she met in South Africa, Tera and her husband reside in Lynchburg, Virginia with their twin daughters. When life permits, Tera enjoys strolling historic neighborhoods and escaping in flip flops with her family to the oceanside.


B E K A H   S E A V E R S

Junior Designer 


With a degree in interior design from Liberty University, a background in construction, and a strong attention to detail, Bekah is an integral part of our design team and process. Bekah joined Tera Janelle Design in 2017.  Her enthusiastic energy, excellence in AutoCAD, and strong project management skills assure Tera Janelle Design clients experience beautiful designs as well as a great customer experience.

Bekah hails from Cleveland.  Her father, a Cleveland firefighter and talented contractor, taught Bekah from an early age the ins-and-outs of construction.  Bekah can lay a stone patio, install a roomful of tile, create detailed construction drawings, recite every line to Tommy Boy or The Office, and make a perfect cappuccino.


Bekah and her husband enjoy renovating their first home, trying local breweries, and cooking together.  They are proud parents to two girls and a rambunctious black lab.



Serving Lynchburg, Forest, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake and surrounding Virginia areas.

New Construction and Renovation Design. Interior Design.

(434) 515-0011

Design Studio by appointment only