One of Northern Virginia Decorating Den’s newest franchisees, Jane Sams, draws upon her diverse experience to bring a unique vision to each interior decorating project. Jane’s CV includes titles the span the gamut: Business Owner. Equestrian. Teacher. Personal Consultant. Director of PR. Director of Marketing. Director of Development. Director of Fundraising.
Jane established a decorating business that specialized in accessorizing, furniture placement and color renovations. Prior to founding this company, Jane worked retail for Crate and Barrel – Merimeko Textiles, in addition to textile and interiors group LTD in merchandizing and management.
Boasting over 20 years in the decorating, design and merchandising industries, Jane joined the Decorating Den family due to “the genuine integrity of the company and its founders.” Jane values being able to offer every client “diversity in product and price, high-end to low-end and everything in between.”
Volunteering Time & Talents
“I am a firm believer of the giving of time and talents back to your community.” – Jane Sams, Decorating Den Interiors
“I became a stay-at-home mom who was never at home,” Jane remembers. Having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Music and Culture, as well as an Elementary Education certificate from Sweet Briar College, Jane volunteered at her sons’ schools, leading children’s art appreciate, junior achievement programs and substitute teaching.
During her time overseas, Jane was Directress of Children’s Activities at AL Khubiriate British School in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where she also taught guitar lessons.
“Having a Liberal Arts background was very beneficial,” Jane says, “I built a solid foundation from which I could spring into many of the career and leadership roles that I’ve been blessed to be a part of for the past 31 years.”
Jane hosted her franchise launch party on the sunny afternoon of April 10th, 2011. She welcomed over 60 guests, who enjoyed live entertainment and prize giveaways as they perused Jane’s design project vignettes. “The theme was all about color,” Jane said. “It was a great success and a lot of fun.”
Visit Jane Sams’ Oakton Interior Decorators website today!