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Brenda Black
Brenda has been involved in retail for 40 years, which includes her 15 years with Cherry House. She has owned her own decorating business and clothing stores.

Brenda takes pleasure in providing assistance to customers selecting fabrics and styles to compliment existing furnishings or beginning from scratch to complete a room. Brenda's commitment to see delighted, satisfied customers remains her goal at Cherry House.

In her free time, Brenda is active in her church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, playing the organ and piano, and singing in the choir. She also spends precious time with her grandsons.

Dianne O'Connell
Dianne comes to Cherry House with a BFA and an MAT from the University of Louisville and Alan H. Hite School of Art, University of Louisville. Her documentation of work is included in Alan H. Hite School of Art Magazine, Courier Journal, and Channel 13 TV.

Dianne's influences are drawn from her client's personality and what emotions they want conveyed in their architectural space.

Dianne's goal is to create geometric shapes in an environment incorporating color and texture.

Jo Kahn
Jo comes to Cherry House from New York City, where she had her own fashion accessory business. She is experienced in both commercial and residential design. Jo has been with Cherry House over five years.

Julie Redmon
After living in Birmingham, AL for over 20 years and working in the corporate world, Julie and her husband moved back to their hometown, Louisville, KY. Seeing her sons graduate from college it was now time for Julie to pursue her passion for design. Julie joined Cherry House in 2004, and has been very successful in helping her many clients with their design needs. She contributes much of her success to listening to the client and staying current with the latest styles in fabrics and casegoods. One of her favorite projects has been designing a nursery as well as making all the bedding and window treatments. Julie's personal home has been featured in the Courier Journal, which reflects her love for the southern style. After living in Birmingham, the home of Southern Living and Southern Lady, life for Julie was creating, cooking and entertaining daily. Therefore, design comes very natural. Julie's philosophy is 'when you love what you do, it's easy to be successful.'

Kathy Bean
Since graduating from the University of Louisville w/a BAS in Interior Design, Kathy has pursued her passion of providing an excellent service and creativity to her clients in Kentuckiana and throughout the United States.

Most recent published design works are two design projects that can be viewed in the 2nd Edition Book, Behind Closed Doors - A Private Glimpse of Louisville Homes. She has also designed 30 Award Winning Louisville Homearama Homes, five Community Clubhouses throughout Kentuckiana, and numerous commercial projects.

Charitable Design Projects include two NTS Dream Houses, Younger Women's Charity Showcase, House of Dreams and the Bellarmine College Showcase Homes.
Kathy eagerly embraces the opportunity of assisting new clients and their individual challenges to create harmony and balance in their interior environment.

Mary Ann Morris
Mary Ann has been with Cherry House since 1978. She is one of the original Cherry House sales associates, and still delights in assisting customers with their interiors.

Mary Ann serves on the Board of Trustees of her church and enjoys volunteering. She loves spending time with her three precious grandsons.


Jan Davisson

Since graduating from Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Jan has been a licensed interior designer and certified lighting professional in South West Florida.  She comes to Cherry House from Baer's in Ft. Myers, and worked at Norris Furniture for ten years.
Her work has been published in: Naples IllustratedGrandeur MagazineThe News Press, Gulf Shore Life Magazine, and Home Design Magazine.
She has won several awards including the Pinnacle Award for Best Interior Design and the Designs of Distinction Award.  Additionally she was invited and participated in the Southwest Symphony Designer Showcase for seven years.


Bobbie Wetenkamp

Bobbie has over 30 years of experience in the furniture industry.  After earning her degree in auctioneering, she spent several years running her own antiques and fine art business, while traveling to Europe and Asia to purchase her treasures.  She also exhibited at the High Point and Atlanta markets.

Bobbie enjoys helping people pull together their existing items and updating with new, to create a wonderful eclectic and worldly look.

Bobbie has been with Cherry House since 2005.

Christine Dever
Christine comes to us a previous 10 year Veteran of The Cherry House. She says comingback to Cherry House is like coming Home again. Christine holds a Degree in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute of Louisville, Ky and has over 25 years of furniture and design related experience.She is Happiest when she is Creating. Says"I've always prided myself in being able to help the Client to envision and the ability to create excitement and enthusiasm."Christine a recent "empty nester" resides in FloydsKnobs ,Indiana with her husband Earl.

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