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Jane Ganz and Design Staff Celebrate 40 Years of Award-Winning Design Services

Jane Ganz ASID, president of Directions In Design, is a 30-year resident of Chesterfield and an avid reader of Chesterfield Lifestyle. Directions In Design is nationally recognized as a premiere interior architecture/interior design firm specializing in residential, commercial, hospitality, marine, senior living and healthcare interior environments.

This year, Directions In Design celebrates 40 years of providing excellent, award-winning design services to thousands of satisfied clients.

Directions In Design was founded in 1975, when Jane had the dream of branching out on her own and she began providing interior design services for a St. Louis home builder. Prior to starting Directions in Design, one of the first woman-owned enterprises (WBE) in St. Louis, Jane was working as a commercial designer for a well-known office furnishings group.

Jane’s residential project experience encompasses 3,500+ primary and vacation homes.

“What you faintly imagine we vividly portray. Our residential designers at Directions In Design can make all of your visions for your home come true. Whether your style is rich traditional, interesting eclectic or soft contemporary, our ASID-affiliated staff has the talent and experience to make the planning and decorating process enjoyable and problem free,” says Ganz.

Directions In Design boasts one of the largest in-house materials library which enables them to select carpeting, wallcoverings, furniture, artwork and accessories from a wide array of manufacturers. The sheer volume of their business and long-standing positive relationships with their vendors allows them to extend excellent discounts to clients. In addition, a flexible, phased approach allows residential clients to gradually acquire treasured furnishings and accessories.

A local residential client shared, “We worked with Jane Ganz on our kitchen update. Jane took the time to learn our style, turned around a beautiful design quickly, and on budget. During the initial consultation, Jane also made practical suggestions for other areas of our home, which we plan to implement as time allows. Her style is impeccable and her professionalism is admirable. We highly recommend!”

Good design blends beauty with practicality. By using color, architectural elements, textures, patterns, lighting and furniture, their designers are able to offer options which reflect your personality and the lifestyle of your family. Directions In Design can help with redecorating one room or facilitate the planning and design process for complete renovation or new construction of a custom residence. Interior designers with Directions In Design will offer fresh approaches to the planning process.

Another residential client shared, “We have done several projects with Jane at our home in St. Louis and our condo in Naples, Florida, and we love them both. At one time we considered moving but used Jane and her skills instead to renovate and redecorate and boy, was that the right decision!”

Directions In Design is still growing. That is a very strong indicator that Jane’s decision to open her own design business was a great one that has allowed her to help so many people to be surrounded by environments that they love.

“Everyone asks me, when did I know that I wanted to be an interior designer,” said Ganz. “I was a high school freshman when I was assigned to write a term paper on a career. There were many to choose from, but interior design sounded interesting. I was fortunate enough to interview highly successful interior designer Don Pisoni. He inspired me to the point I pledged to make interior design my career. Years ago, when Don was thinking about taking a little more time off from his firm, so I invited him to join Directions In Design, so he could design more and manage less. I give Don credit for showing me that you can make a career of doing what you love and improve people’s lives. I encourage our staff to participate in career days and help our youth turn what they love doing into a career. I thank our talented staff and all of our wonderful clients who have made this 40th year celebration possible.”

Jane Ganz and the design team at Directions in Design can help you transform your Chesterfield residence into your dream home. Look around your home. What are some things you wish you could change?  Do you desire a more spacious feeling living area? Would like your home to be more conducive to the “traffic” flow? Would you like your home to become a better “fit” for your current or changing lifestyle? Or, perhaps you would like to update the look and lines of the entire interior of your home?
Directions In Design is ready to help you plan and achieve your ideal living space, in Chesterfield.

Jane encourages Chesterfield Lifestyle readers to contact Directions in Design for a FREE Consultation.

Directions In Design
1849 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146

Phone: 314.205.2010