November 14, 2016
Welcome to Jane Ann Designs!
It is exciting to introduce myself and my new business to you. Many of you know me and know that I have been in the interior design field for a long time. I truly love what I do and it feels like I am doing exactly what I was created to do, so much so, that it almost never feels as though I am working. I am truly blessed!
I cut my teeth in the custom home building industry and had my first design consultation business in 1992. In 2005, I opened a staging firm which quickly morphed into a full service interior design organization. I served in that capacity until 2011 when "life came at me fast". I quickly found a position in the home furnishing industry and joined Bassett Furniture just as they launched their HGTV association. Customers came into the showroom asking for their "Makeover" and that was just what I was happy to do for them. This experience was invaluable and I will always be proud of the work that I did there and all that I learned.
Realizing that the retail world was just a place to visit, it was time for me to return to new home construction and I accepted a position at Traton Homes as the Director of Design. Traton Homes had scattered lots throughout Charlotte, and, two neighborhoods that they developed; Rosecliff and Oak Grove Estates both in Waxhaw, NC. I chose the exteriors and interiors for the market homes, and helped clients do that for their new homes. For the community of Rosecliff, I oversaw the merchandising of the model using some of the furniture and accessories provided to the Charlotte divison by the corporate headquarters in Atlanta. The most fun was getting to complete the dining room and the hidden billiard room, both were new rooms that had no furniture provided.
I also enjoyed selecting for the Traton Homes Design Center and was awarded the 2015 Best Design Center and Experience Award by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME)
Oak Grove Estates was my baby and I enjoyed planning the streetscapes, the entry monuments, and I was able to fully design and furnish the model home there. We chose to do a modern interpretation of the luxury farmhouse and this model gained lots of attention during the recent Parade of Homes.
All of these wonderful experiences and opportunites have led me to where I am today; introducing Jane Ann Designs! I hope you will join me here on the blog as I share design tips, trends, the work of fellow designers, my own work and more. I am so happy that you are here!