After graduating from Wayne State University with a degree in Interior Design, Alane spent over 20 years in sales at Creative Collections at Lacoff’s. She now functions as the Vice President/General Manager of RJ Thomas, acting as a product consultant, buyer, merchandiser and beyond. Her comprehensive knowledge and expertise make her an invaluable resource to designers and colleagues alike.
What do you consider a timeless design trend?
White trim and animal prints. The longer I am in this business the more I see “old” styles becoming “new” again.
Of all you own, what is your favorite piece of furniture?
Not fair! Too many quirky pieces, including the $5 chair, the small ottoman with large lion paws, the Van Thiel reproduction pieces, rattail sideboard, tinkers cabinet … too many to list.
Describe your personal style.
How would a designer describe you?
Hopefully professional, easy to work with and knowledgeable about the product.
What is your biggest design pet peeve?
Hanging artwork too high.