Capel Rugs has named Kim Walker sales associate at its Atlanta showroom located in Merchandise Mart, Space 6F2.

Walker has six years of home furnishings experience, most recently as showroom manager and salesperson for Utmost Interiors, a leading design firm in the Atlanta area.

As a sales associate, Walker will report to Allen Robertson, Capel's vp sales. Her duties at Capel's Atlanta showroom will include developing new marketing initiatives to increase designer attendance and sales.

"We are excited to welcome Kim to our Atlanta team," said Robertson. "Interior designers are an increasingly important source of sales for Capel, and Kim's experience in the design world will help us guarantee we are meeting the needs of designers as customers."

Walker is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has extensive marketing and interior design experience. At Utmost Interiors, she handled sales, visual merchandising, purchasing and a range of marketing responsibilities.