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 holds a BFA and an MAT from the University of Louisville. She began her design career in Dallas, TX in 1979. Dianne has participated in countless home shows including the Bellarmine Women's Council Show House and several Louisville Homearamas. Her work has been published in Louisville Magazine and the Courier Journal.
Dianne's design work travels internationally, including projects in Abu Dhabi UAE, Cairo Egypt, Alaskan Bush Country, San Clementi CA, Dallas TX, and Naples FL. She has designed homes of both local and national level celebrities. Dianne's approach and aesthetic to interior design is unique and sophisticated.
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 is a graduate of Sullivan College. After working in the corporate world in Birmingham, AL, she returned to her home state to pursue her passion of Interior Design by joining Cherry House in 2004.
She has enjoyed a successful Interior Design career in the Kentuckiana area working with a variety of clients and staying current with the latest styles. Her personal home has been featured in the Courier Journal which shows her enthusiasm for design. She was the designer of "The Tuscany" one of the featured homes in the 2015 Homearama.
Julie's philosophy is "when you love what you do, it's easy to be successful".
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.
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 Illustrated, Grandeur Magazine, The 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 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 comes to us a previous 10 year Veteran of The Cherry House. She says coming back 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.