I've been working in residential interior design in Manhattan for over 4 years, and previously did work in North Carolina before moving to New York, where I graduated with a BFA from the New York School of Interior Design, in addition to receiving my BA in journalism and psychology from UNC-CH where I learned invaluable communication skills. I've led complete on-site installations for model homes in Chengdu, China and designed apartments in Manhattan through the renovation phase to decorating. I've also customized over 100 pieces of furniture, meeting with the wholesale distributors, as well as completely custom designing more elaborate vanities and case pieces for clients.
I know the Manhattan vendors well and I'm always open to exciting new opportunities. For examples of my work, please see my website at http://www.annagainesinteriors.com/.
Centre Studio Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer
•Designing Manhattan apartments through complete renovation work, including new kitchens, bathrooms, doors, casings, baseboards, fireplaces, and flooring. Also, designing custom built-ins, accent lighting, and specifying materials throughout.
•Leading the on-site installations of window treatments and accessories for three model homes at the new suburban development, Luxe Lake, in Chengdu, China.
•Selecting and organizing furniture, fabric, and carpets for shipping orders to the model homes in China.
•Contributing to the Luxe Lake custom furniture design process by reviewing over 100 items of furniture at a wholesale distributer in Tennessee.
•Developing custom furniture for many of the firm’s clients.
J.B. Christopher, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant
•Assistant designer for 10 model homes at the new development, Scotch Hall Preserve in North Carolina.
•Responsible for choosing fabrics, furniture, and accessories.
•Directed all window treatments and pillow designs with various vendors.
•Conducted on-site visits at the model homes to assess construction progress, furniture placement, and measurements.
John Douglas Eason Interiors, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer
•Aided the design of several luxury projects, including a grand home in 15 Central Park West, a pre-war Upper West Side brownstone, and a Greenwich Connecticut mansion.
•Directed multiple fabric, furniture, and accessory approvals and purchases.
•Scheduled and supervised wall coverings, window treatments, and furniture installations.
•Participated in client-designer meetings.
NPH Consulting, Greensboro, NC, US, Consulting Associate
•Assisted the development of grassroots organization for several nonprofit urban coalitions in North Carolina’s Piedmont Region.
•Organized and prepared the applications for an approved $1.2 million federal grant.
•Created outreach-based assessment reports for the Guilford Community AIDS Partnership.
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Bachelors, Journalism and Psychology
NYSID Merit in Design, Award