I feel very fortunate that I've been able to discover and pursue my passion in Interior Design. I have a fine arts degree that has given me a keen sense of color selection in various mediums such as painting, collage and drawing. My interior design degree along with my formal artistic training allows me to bring a unique perspective to each and every project. I love how interior design bends color, texture and our senses. I have 6 years of floral experience with some freelance wedding design that has given me the opportunity to create beautiful, dramatic centerpieces for a variety of spaces. My passion is in residential design creating dream kitchen and bathrooms to suit the client's style, personality and give them the functionality to love being in the comfort of their own home. I feel that it's very important to develop relationships with my clients and identity with them so that I'm able to build trust and identify their wants and needs. I love every chance I get to change someone's vision into reality.
Paula is a passionate Interior Designer who focuses on embracing her knowledge, creativity & unique approach to bridge her clients ideas & turn them into realities. Her style and work has been nationally recognized and publicly credited for homes she designed and styled which were featured in Country's Best Log Homes, Luxury Log Homes and Timber Frame & Timber Homes Illustrated Magazines. Paula's 20 years of Residential and Commercial experience demonstrate her versatility in working with any realm of decorating. Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Paula provides outstanding service and customer satisfaction in every client interaction.
Connie is a native of Wisconsin and resides just outside of Madison, in Verona. She has been in the interior design field for over 20 years, and thrives on the satisfaction she receives from transforming her clientele's vision into a reality. She has owned an interior design business helping clients with home furnishings, color selection, and custom window treatments. Some of her career highlights include establishing and managing several furniture stores, participating in the Parade of Homes, furnishing new condo models, and being featured in home design magazines. Having a keen eye, with attention to detail, has attributed to Connie's success. Her ability to identify with her client's wants and needs has allowed her to form solid and lasting relationships. She works with a potpourri of color, texture, and pattern to make a room visually appealing, along with variances in shapes and sizes to give it stability and balance. Whether it be space planning, color and fabric selection, or kitchen and bath design, Connie will transform that mediocre space into a beautiful haven, just for you!
Since early 2003, Cheryl has been specializing in residential and commercial interior decor. Her notable skill in conceptual design has earned her a reputation as one of the north-ern premiere interior decorators. Her work has been featured in many residential show-cases and industry publications. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Cheryl has always had an affinity for elements of structural design and aesthetics. Cheryl graduated from University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Educa-tion. Cheryl continued her education at Marian College in Fond du Lac Wisconsin earning a Masters Degree.
Cheryl's passion for interior decor is reflected in the beautiful surroundings that she creates. An ability to collaborate with architects, contractors, and her clients have earned Cheryl a well deserved reputa-tion as a true professional.
Dee Dee Maass is a native to Wisconsin and is energetic, lively, and warm, which are just a few words to describe her. With her passion for fabrics and design she will help you refresh and inspire your interior space. She is talented in all elements of design with an enthusiasm for mixing styles, textures, fabrics and colors. She is there to help rejuvenate and awaken your space, while collaborating with her clients to plan their space based on their individual style and interests. Whether you live in a cozy cottage or log home she will make it beautiful and functional.
Laura Rose has been in the interior design field for nearly 20 years and thrives on creat-ing designs that suit her client's style but in a way they never dreamed possible. She excels at getting know her customers and translating that into a design that is unique to them. Knowing her clients will fully enjoy their space drives Laura's passion for interior design. Laura earned a Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design and has worked on upscale projects from New York to Los Angeles to London. Her experience extends to residential and commercial design. Combining strong space planning skills with excellent color sense, Laura's most rewarding projects have been renovating or building an entire home applying that vision. As a Northwoods resident for the last five years, she loves being outdoors, participating in silent sports and enjoying nature with her husband and three children.
Jenny began her career in design as an assistant in her family’s design firm and has vast experience in both commercial and residential projects. Later Jenny served as a designer and gained more valuable experience at three other retail companies before joining the design team at Roughing It In Style’s Fort Collins location. Her specialties include textiles, paint selection, and space planning in addition to her furniture expertise. “Helping create beautiful spaces for people to live, work, and play in”, is what is most important to Jenny.
Sue has been in retail, design and sales for over 30 years. Her love of working alongside her customers throughout the process of designing, building and furnishing homes led to the search for unique, high-quality furniture and accessories to compliment her customer's relaxed lifestyle living - thus the start of Roughing It In Style in 1997, and within the last 7 years, the expansion into three locations.
Trista first discovered her love for Interior Design as a young child when she would rearrange her family home for “fun” weekend projects. This has more recently evolved into designing and setting the Fort Collins showroom as well as helping, and establishing relationships with so very many clients. Her eye for color, texture, and spatial unity, in addition to her vast experience with Roughing It In Style’s array of resources makes it a truly enjoyable and fun, with the goal to make her clients heart sing.