Early on Connie was creative and knew she had to be a designer of some kind. After receiving her bachelor of fine arts degree in jewelry design, Connie began working as a jewelry designer in two fine-jewelry stores (one on each coast) , which ultimately led her to own a jewelry store on the outskirts of Toronto with a Canadian partner for the next 5 years. Although she enjoyed working with jewelry and assisting clients design and create their dream jewelry pieces, she was continually drawn to her true passion for interior design and architecture.
Consequently, in 1992 she decided to return to school to study Interior Design. Upon completing her studies, she returned to the United States and began working as an assistant for a prominent interior design firm in Marin County, CA. After working for that company for two years, she branched out on her own and started Avalon Way Interiors. She enjoyed a lucrative career in the Bay area, and for personal reasons moved to Bozeman, MT where she got married, and has resided for the last 14 years.
Her ability to collaborate on a variety of design styles, along with her experience with managing projects give her services a distinct advantage. Consequently, she’s able to offer her clients a clear knowledge of how to achieve a finished look that reflect their wishes while staying within their financial guidelines. Today you will find her style of design encompassing both function and beauty, which she feels are key components to a well-designed home or decorated space. She applies those same standards, along with a high degree of quality products, to her remodels, new construction and decorating services.
She has participated in several Parade of Homes over the years, and has been on the design board of several HOAs and Chamber of Commerce committees. Although she has been an interior designer for over 24 years, and now has a retail showroom, she is still passionate about creating beautiful spaces for her clients here in Bozeman and beyond. In her spare time you will find her skiing, hiking, cooking or taking photographs of the beauty around us here in the Rockies.