Our four resident designers have all acquired college degrees in Interior Design. We invite you to review their profiles and be introduced to their individual talents. One of them is always in the store and looks forward to meeting you and seeing how they can best serve you. We offer design advice in the store and in your home. Come visit us so we can discuss your project, desires, and dreams. No project is ever too small!
As Senior Designer and Allied Member of ASID, Marietta has been a designer at Alexander Blank Fabrics & Design for over 17 years. Marietta earned a degree in Business and Marketing, as well as a Certificate of Interior Design and Architecture from Maryland Institute College of Art. Before joining Alexander Blank Fabrics & Design, Marietta worked for a small, local design firm and a florist as a floral designer. Ms. Ries has 2 daughters and is very active in community charities. She enjoys tennis, skiing, antiquing, and painting. Her style, sophistication, and simplicity will enhance any design project whether it be commercial or residential.
Judi has been a Senior Designer at Alexander Blank Fabrics & Design for 16 going on 17 years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Textiles and Apparel from the University of Maryland, College Park; as well as a Certificate of Interior Design and Architecture and Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She relies on her years of experience in the design field to create eclectic and sophisticated interiors that reflect the personality of her clients.
Jessica graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Since graduating, she has been with Alexander Blank Fabrics & Design for over 11 years. Jessica enjoys developing new clients and maintaining the relationships that she has made over the years. She especially enjoys moving with a client, room-to-room, to develop a harmonious, well-designed space. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family.
Tricia Macneal is the most recent addition to our design staff. She comes to us with 15 years experience specializing in residential interiors as well as working on the occasional commercial project. Ms Macneal's strength is forming a relationship with the client that enables her to create a harmonious design reflecting the personality of the client. She enjoys creating versatile, functional designs for furniture layout and designing just the right window treatment to address your architectural situation as well as your practical needs. Ms Macneal also has prior experience in interior and exterior landscape design for commercial clients in the DC, Northern Virginia area. She studied environmental community planning at Bay College of Baltimore. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and designing and fabricating hand crafted jewelry.
Kathy Fine has been successfully designing home interiors for 32 years. After receiving a B.S. Degree from the University of MD in Interior design in 1982 and a minor in Psychology, she has worked in the field in several capacities. Her experience includes Director of Interior Design business development for a local design firm and ten years of owning and operating her own business. Ms. Fine has been a member of the design staff at ABF for 8 years. Kathy's vast experience in model home merchandising provides her with a strong background in space planning, creative budgeting and total design completion. She is very happy to meet with you to help you coordinate your project.
2151 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
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