Jean Greeson

My interest in interior design started when I decorated my own home in Kansas. I wanted to make it fabulous, so I went back to school  to study interior design after having two kids. I majored in art in college the first time around. After receiving my second degree, I started doing design work for friends, who said I have a keen eye and excellent taste and then decided it was time to officially begin my career in the interior design business. I’m an American Society of Interior Designers Allied Member.

My experience includes heading the interior design department at a large retail home furnishings store, designing at Jenning’s Interiors, creating lamps for my own manufacturing company (JB Watts), and owning and running Jean Bailey Interiors, both a residential and commercial interior design firm.

After more than 30 years of experience  beautifying residences and commercial spaces, my style is colorful, bright, and whimsical. Getting clients to break out of their safety zones is something I enjoy and do well because I love opening up their horizons.  

I arrived in Asheville 14 years ago in a green Volkswagen beetle with two greyhounds, four cats, and my husband Don who followed us in the biggest U-Haul you can rent. I love clothing and always have thought, “If I don’t look like I know how to put myself together, why would anyone think I can put their home together”?

Richard Fast

I trained in antiques and architectural detailing as a student of architecture. I have a degree in fine arts, and I am an Interior Design Society Associate. My depth of knowledge and sensitivity to personal preferences provides clients the assurance of elegance for their custom interiors. I personally have owned and remodeled nearly 40 homes, and I am well aware of the pitfalls of construction. Though I am not an architect or builder, I can read plans and understand the complexities and language.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, I’ve traveled extensively and worked in New York, Miami and London in design, the fashion industry, and insurance. My international exposure allows a sophisticated and modern perspective on classical motifs and architectural integrity. I bring to the partnership a keen sense of space planning, balance, and scale, along with a strong business sense for budgets and accounting.

I live with my husband Eric and dog Ruckus in Asheville. I currently serve on the Asheville Historic Resources Commission, and was the first interior designer appointed to this board, which includes architects, builders, attorneys, and archaeologists.

Richard Fast Interior Designer

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2 Beaverbrook Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828.252.0400
jean@greesonandfastdesign.com

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