Katina's Story

From childhood to today I have come to value and  love three things

People – Learning – Design

Growing up you could find me wallpapering my playhouse, designing new drapes for the dollhouse or sewing up pillows for my cozy hideaway in my closet.  If you opened our kitchen cabinets, you might have found fabric instead of dishes!  

Fabric, color, textures and design were and still are my love.

I’ve spent over twenty years in the design industry working for a design firm and owning Windows & Beyond, a custom furnishings company.  Additionally, I have spent many  years working in education and leading organizations focused on helping students with various needs learn and grow.  As I’ve walked through life, I’ve begun to see how these careers intersect.  Our environments can facilitate personal growth and meaningful experiences.

My formal education includes a degree in Psychology coupled with additional certifications and training in education and interior design.  The nerd part of me loves learning how and in what environments our unique brains and personalities work best.  The people side of me loves to become a student of my clients, learning who they are, what their needs are and creating spaces where they thrive.

While I love my career, raising my daughters is my most important work.  With a passion for people, family and education, combined with a love for design, I sought to form a new company helping people create spaces where relationships and people are cultivated and inspired.  Ally Lane Interiors was born and therefore named after my two girls, Ally and Lanie.