Employee Spotlight – Joan Manor

by shari on August 20, 2015

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What got you started in the furniture/design business?

I always enjoyed design and decorating so I decided why not try to make some money doing what I love.

Where have you worked during your career?

I worked for Rhodes furniture for 27 yrs and when they were purchased by Rooms TO Go furniture I stayed on with them for about 6 years until I came to Custom Home Furniture Galleries.

Who are some of your favorite designers {and why}?

I love Joanna Gaines from Hgtv as well as Candace Olsen. I like them both because they tend to have a more eclectic , relaxed style of design and think outside the box sometimes.

What is your favorite design/style/aesthetic?

My favorite style for me would be very eclectic, a little shabby chic, coastal cottage, and a little modern also.

Most interesting room you have designed or worked on?

I actually helped furnish and design the interior of a yacht, that was very interesting.

What advice do you have for someone with a new house to decorate?

My best advice for someone with a new house to decorate would be to find a couple of pieces that you truly love and are drawn to and build around  those.

What do you see trending in spring/summer 2015?

For the next season  I see a lot of color and more bold design patterns

Feel free to email Joan with any design or furniture questions.


We look forward to sharing more of Joan’s design tips as well as introducing you to everyone else!


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