Meet our Interior Designer Chat Ambassadors
Andrew Dunning launched APD Interiors in 2004 with one aim: to allow people to have their dream home for an affordable price. Since then his business has gone from strength to strength, he writes for CityAM, a London based newspaper with a circulation of over 100,000 readers daily. He has been featured in the Evening Standard and writes a daily blog offering design advice with the occasional celebrity Interiors Q & A’s.
His design knowledge creates the look you’re after and his sourcing expertise uncovers high quality, well designed furniture and accessories at a price that suits his client’s budgets. Andrew Dunning is based in London, England.
Adèle Young, is the owner of VDL Interiors. Adele believes that good design, especially that of interior spaces and furniture, inspires her every day. Adele, is happy to help others live, work and exist in well designed, beautiful places.
Having been raised in an artistic household in Cape Town, South Africa, by an architect dad and a ballerina mom, you can say Adele has creativity and design in her blood. From the family home that her dad designed to the “playgrounds” that his architectural firm, and the backstage world of theaters, provided, these early surroundings made an indelible impression on her creative mind. Adele developed a keen awareness of design early in life that has continued to be part of who she is. After earning her degree in Psychology, and living in London for two years, Adele now lives in Chicago and has immersed herself in a design career that allows her to live and breathe her passion. With a second degree in residential planning and years of tutelage alongside well-established interior designers, Adele now uses that formal training and practical experience to sow the seeds of her own business. As a single mother of two children, Adele figures that if she has to work to survive she is doing something that she absolutely loves.
Adele’s relatively new business, VDL Interiors, has grown tremendously over the past year, and includes design services for both residential and commercial spaces.
Judy Moore is a safety expert and the creator of the Taking StockTM Home Inventory System, a property protection tool that guides users through the process of doing a complete home inventory. Recently, Judy appeared as a guest on the national CBS television show The Talk. She was interviewed for the show’s Redo You segment and discussed disaster preparedness and home safety. Judy has participated in #IntDesignerChat from the very beginning and looks forward to sharing her expertise with the design community as a Guest Host. Her blog on home safety and lifestyle topics can be found at http://www.takestocktoday.com/judyblog/.
Kathy Hanson is best described at a multidisciplinary designer. She got her start more than 20 years ago doing window displays and visual merchandising for specialty retailers up and down the interstate corridor from California to the Canadian border. She is the owner of Kathy Hanson & Assoc., located in Oregon, where she consults on remodels and renovations for residential and commercial projects all over the country.
Kathy has always been artistic (dabbling in nearly every art or craft imaginable); her current favorites are jewelry design and fabrication, watercolors, and 19th century home restoration. If you follow her blog, you’ll notice she looks everywhere for artistic and aesthetic inspiration. Kathy shares her newest projects and creative inspiration there.
Her greatest achievement is her long design career. Kathy embodies a rare combination of dedication to practical design, utter joy in helping others using her talent/experience, and a fearless pursuit of creative growth.