Construction and design come naturally to Jolene who is the product of many generations of stone masons and contractors. In fact, she’s known exactly what her profession would be since she was eight years old. Her mom knew it even before that when she’d return home to find her furniture rearranged.
Jolene graduated from helping her dad with all aspects of his masonry business to formal education as an interior designer. She received her degree from the University of New Haven, majoring in Interior Design with a minor in Architectural Design. While attending UNH she interned for a major design firm who hired her right after graduation, putting her to work on the designs for airport terminals and lounges.
It was Jolene’s passion for working directly with clients that drove her concentration on residential interior design. For the past fourteen years she’s enjoyed being responsible for taking jobs from beginning to end. She understands that although renovating a home is exciting, it can also be an emotional experience. The relationship with her clients is very important to her as It enables her to identify with their visions and build a sense of value and trust.
Jolene’s main goal is to always have a happy clients, while reflecting their style and personality within their new space. As one of our clients recently commented “I appreciated the way Jolene took charge of my project – from the initial design consultation, to coordinating the team, to keeping track of all the moving pieces. Jolene expertly accommodated my preferences while offering her professional advice. Her work enabled me to enjoy the design aspect of my renovations and focus on the finish line, which helped to minimize the inevitable inconveniences! Most importantly, her kindness and caring were evident in all aspects of Jolene’s relationships with her colleagues and clients. I look forward to working with her on additional projects.”
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As the daughter of a real estate developer and construction manager, Faye grew up in the family business. She could read blueprints before she hit her teens and made job sites her playground. She went on to study Interior Design at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota Florida, and onto London to work with a renowned Architect & Interior Designer. Her time in London infused her education and process with a pace and vibrancy that her work reflects to this day.
Faye’s career began when she moved back to New York to work with HGTV on the hit TV show Property Brothers and flipped a handful of neglected homes, taking them from from derelict to delightful. With her unerring eye for skillful, creative, and cost-effective transformation, she has gained recognition as a residential design talent.
Several of our clients have expressed their comfort in working with Faye. Here’s what one of her many happy clients had to say: “Working with Faye began as a customer/supplier relationship, but ultimately we learned to work well together as a team. One of her great strengths is listening – not just to the big picture that I described (to age in place), but also to my litany of “I wants”. She read my style preferences early on and brought me options that fit my style, but also some that stretched me to look beyond “traditional”. She worked within my budget and did a fine job of identifying ways to balance my extravagances without sacrificing quality. This was not just an effective way to work, but fun as well.”