Alice Lane Home Interior Design

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Jessica Bennett Alice Lane Home

JESSICA BENNETT

OWNER & DESIGN PRINCIPAL

Jessica started her creative journey at Utah State University. Her studies there led to her work in an ad agency as an art director but building her home brought back her earliest passion: interior design. Jessica realized that if she could produce a brand for corporations, then she could certainly design the interiors that housed them. Jessica’s design work led to a globally expanding tech firm sending her on a worldwide tour to design their international offices and along the way her projects snowballed as she began accepting more offers to share her talent.

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In 2008, Jessica opened the doors to Alice Lane Home Collection, our first retail store. In its infancy, Alice Lane consisted of just three employees, two of which were Jessica and her husband. A small corner of the showroom floor was dedicated to full-time design work and only a handful of small design projects were underway at any given time. Today, just 7 whirlwind-years later, Alice Lane employs a large team, a third of which are full-time interior designers. Since the birth of Alice Lane, hundreds of design projects have been completed; these projects have grown from small residential settings to large estates and commercial buildings. The exponential growth of Alice Lane recently inspired her to further expand our design laboratory. In March 2014, we opened our Alice Lane flagship store in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.Its collected mix of quality pieces and timeless design has led Alice Lane to be an award-winning interior design firm and showroom, and a favorite among all who have experienced it.

SUZANNE HALL

VP OF DESIGN

From the beginning stages of the design process, Suzanne Hall can already visualize the end result and masterfully communicates this with her clients in the form of beautifully hand-drawn renderings. As a designer, she effortlessly blends pattern, color, and texture to create an eclectic yet timeless palette. This design approach, combined with her three-dimensional way of thinking, and a gift to translate her thoughts onto paper has led Suzanne to be an award-winning interior designer.

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As a design student, Suzanne was the recipient of a national student competition working with Southern Accents Magazine and Kravet Fabrics. There she worked on the magazine’s showhouse designed by Mary Evelyn McKee, and several of her renderings were published in the magazine. Suzanne was also awarded an internship in Edinburgh, Scotland where she worked alongside other designers to restore a historical castle. In addition to this work, Suzanne’s own home was published in Kitchens and Baths, her Christmas decor was published in Flea Market Decor, and her client’s homes have been published in Utah Style and Design, and Kitchens and Baths. Suzanne was one of Alice Lane’s first interior designers, joining in its infancy early 2009. Her work alone has, in large part, contributed to the success that Alice Lane sees today.
EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Arts – Interior Design
Favorite Courses: Art and Drafting

Interior Designer Kristina

KRISTINA KELLETT

DESIGNER

Growing up as a daughter of a home economics teacher, Kristina was surrounded by textiles, pattern making, and sewing. Coupling this knowledge of textiles with a talent for sketching and painting she rightfully assumed her role as an interior designer quite seamlessly. Kristina’s talent for creating timeless and practical elegance lies in her brilliant fusion of texture, pattern play, and controlled use of color. Before joining the Alice Lane team Kristina fulfilled an internship in New York City with Nancy Boszhardt’s design firm, and upon completion of her interior design degree, became a designer for a commercial architecture firm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Here she became an expert in technical design as she worked closely with architects to complete numerous well-known structures throughout the state, but her passion for residential design led Kristina to work as a designer for a firm in Park City, Utah. She joined Alice Lane in June 2011, starting out as the Orem store manager, and she moved into the design firm in June 2013. As a designer, Kristina finds inspiration in museums, books, and magazines. She loves to spend time perfecting her skills in photography, cooking, sewing, playing the piano, sketching, and painting.
EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Studies: Arts – Interior Design
Favorite Courses: Residential Design, Painting and Drawing, Typography, Textiles

Interior Designer Parker

PARKER LAMBORN

DESIGNER

Discovering an old, dusty, mid-century leather chair hidden in the corner of an antique store…that’s Parker’s idea of a perfect day. His love for old, unloved, and forgotten historic things came early in his career while studying design abroad in Europe. It was there he began to develop his own personal design style, which is a combination of mid-century and Victorian. He believes that good design should include elements of surprise at every turn. Even more importantly, it should stand the test of time in beauty, craftsmanship, materials, and structure. While he’s a sucker for a moody & masculine library, he also loves to play with pattern and color. He takes an eclectic approach to design, which allows every space he creates to stand on their own merit, rather than on current trends. He believes that your interior spaces set the stage for important moments in life that stay with you for a long time.

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That’s why he works to ensure your home is not only picture perfect but enhances all of your senses as well. Prior to working at Alice Lane, Parker worked for 4 years in commercial and residential design. He is also LEED GA certified. In his spare time, you might find him at the ballet or opera, or creating memories with his family and friends.
EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Interior Design
Favorite Courses: Sustainable Design, History of Interior Furnishings & Architecture

Interior designer Lauren-White

LAUREN WHITE

DESIGNER

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s why Lauren’s key design tactic is to use pieces that have meaning and importance to her clients. Whether it’s incorporated in the architectural features or in the accessories, she believes it’s the little things that make your home your favorite place to be. Lauren first gained this knowledge while helping her parents build and furnish their dream home, and realizing that your home should be filled with only the things you absolutely love. She’s an expert at mixing the old with the new & sticking with historically good design and adding some modern flair.  Prior to joining the Alice Lane design team in 2016, Lauren worked as a Stylist in our Wonderland by Alice Lane showroom.

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It’s her hands-on experience on the floor that fueled her love for creating a functional design. Pulling inspiration from how people actually use their homes allows her to create spaces that simplify life and have a peaceful influence on those who spend time there. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and being outdoors.
EDUCATION
LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Degree: Associate in Applied Science – Interior Design
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Arts & Communication with a minor in Business
Favorite Courses: Space Planning, AutoCAD, and Color Theory

Interior Designer Kim

KIM FRENCH

JUNIOR DESIGNER

For Kim, her love for design developed with a sketch pad and pencil. She loved to draw and soon realized that her talent would transfer well into the world of design. After taking an exploration course in college that tested and brought her skill-sets to the surface, she knew that interior design was her true passion. She loved that she could use her artistic abilities throughout a career in design, and from then on she was hooked. Kim launched her career in the city of Chicago, Il where she gained a firm understanding of each phase of the design process working on big-city living projects. Kim started her journey at Alice Lane as a showroom stylists, providing customers with valuable product knowledge, design direction, and helping them become excited about their homes.

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Her love for modern interiors allows her to create unique and beautiful spaces unlike anything else. Kim loves to spend time in nature, which inspires her work in many ways. When not doodling on her sketchpad, Kim likes to spend time with family, try new restaurants, and enjoy the great outdoors.

EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Interior Design
Favorite Courses: Visual Communication and Studio

ALI GUYMON

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Ali’s passion for interior design arose at a young age as she watched her parents refurbish antique furniture in her family’s basement, and learned what characteristics are present in quality pieces. During her studies at Utah State University, she discovered how fulfilling she found a career in design, as an industry that combines both artistic and technical skills to create the spaces in which people spend their lives.

Her design experience began with an internship for Alice Lane, and then bloomed in New York City, where she worked for both Campion Platt and Vicente Wolfe.

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When it comes to design inspiration, Ali suggests that her clients find the piece of furniture, wallpaper or artwork that makes their heart sing every time they look at it, and then make that the hero of the space.

When she’s not drawing design inspiration from beautiful photography and nature, she enjoys spending her time experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen, exploring museums, and indulging in her guilty pleasure of true crime documentaries.

EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Interior Design
Favorite Courses: History of Architecture & Furnishings and Computer Aided Drafting & Design

AMANDA AHLMAN

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Amanda draws her personal design inspiration from taking in the views of the world around her. From travel destinations like Belgium and France to books, jewelry, photography, fashion, food, nature and history.

Her love of design began at a young age, as she began drawing hundreds of floorplans for her future dream home and collecting pictures to keep for inspiration. That love of design became a passion during her internship with Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles, where she became inspired by Kelly’s respect, perspective and talent for design.

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Amanda’s dream project is a boutique hotel, where she would translate her experience in modern and contemporary design, as well as her personal touch with eclectic styles, into spaces that look and feel like they were curated over time.

She believes that the most beautiful interiors focus less on how the space looks, and more on how the space feels.

Amanda also has a deep love of travel – whether it’s an overnight camping trip, a road trip to the beach, or an excursion in Europe – as well as boating, swimming and playing card games.

EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Interior Design
Favorite Part of Coursework: Class critiques; Creative minds coming together to share ideas and inspire innovation.

MADISON STEWART

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Madison believes that design inspiration is unique as individuality. Personally, she pulls ideas from the world around her – from sources as pure and organic as nature, to the manmade architecture of urban cityscapes. In fact, it was her admiration of her parents’ love for remodeling that sparked her love of design at a young age.

Following her studies at Utah State University, Madison interned with textile and interior designer, Caitlin Wilson, then went on to work with House of Jade interiors as a Design Assistant and Marketing Manager.

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Her ultimate goal when working with clients is to create spaces that are unique as their personalities, and ensure that they simply love walking through their door at the end of the day. One of her design dreams is to refurbish an old historic home and give it new life by mixing together pieces of antique character with things that are fresh and new.

When she’s not designing, Madison loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling to new destinations, trying new restaurants, and attending concerts.

EDUCATION
Utah State University Department of Art & Design – Logan, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Interior Design
Favorite Courses: Design Studio and Graphic Design