Jane earned her degree in Interior Design while raising her two daughters with her husband, Dennis, in Syracuse, New York in 1998. Her career began as a design consultant for a plumbing wholesaler. Her love of kitchen and bath design blossomed into her own kitchen and bath consulting business, which she ran as a sole proprietor for 5 years. Having a great team of vendors and contractors from all segments of the design industry was key to her success. Jane’s designs were featured at the Parade of Homes, a Syracuse Home Builders Association annual event which featured 8-10 custom builders and interior designers showcasing the latest design trends and architectural styles. Jane returned to Boston to be closer to her family in 2008 and worked as a senior designer for the Home Depot’s Expo Design Center in Burlington, MA. Working with a diverse group of clients on a wide variety of projects, ranging from a simple powder room in the suburbs to a large-scale custom bath in downtown Boston, was the most exciting part of her work at Expo. After all Expo Design Center locations were dissolved, Jane was hired as a design consultant for Blackdog Builders, Inc. in November of 2010.
Jane’s design philosophy is simple – interpret her clients’ wants and needs into a fun, creative, and functional space. Developing a strong connection with her clients and getting to know them on a personal level is an important part of her design process. Jane can listen, interpret, visualize, and present thoughtful design options, whether it’s a contemporary kitchen or a traditional master suite. She believes that incorporating the clients’ wants is necessary while adding elements of the clients’ personal style and interests are key to their satisfaction. Managing all the details and guiding the client through every step in the process is the part of her work she enjoys most.
When not working with clients, Jane enjoys spending time with family, baking, and entertaining family and friends. She is also an avid knitter.