Janet GaumerSophisticated, Contemporary, Fresh
Janet now resides in the Boiling Springs area after residing in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Dallas. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Housing and Home Furnishings. Janet has been a member of the Davids design staff for over 20 years and has established herself as a Master Designer in addition to teaching design and color seminars and being an active member of our buying team. Her accolades include the “Simply the Best” Interior Design award and she was the lead designer on one of our award-winning Home-A-Rama homes. Janet is very passionate about private residential design projects as well as commercial projects. She has completed projects in the renovation of the Gettysburg Country Club as well as the Supreme Court offices of the State of Pennsylvania. Janet enjoys spending time with her grand babies, family, traveling, and doing hand crafts. In her own home, she prefers elegant, sophisticated design that is relaxed and comfortable.
Julie McGrawThoughtful, Artistic, Discerning
Julie has been rearranging and designing spaces since she was a young girl. Her background is in art and design and she has been working in the home furnishings industry since 1984. Julie has designed award-winning homes in the Greater Harrisburg area for both Home-A-Rama and Parade of Homes. In addition to these accolades, Julie has done many model homes and helped hundreds of clients pull their dream room or dream home together. Julie says, "I like to meet the client where they are, find out what their dreams are, and then guide them in the right direction. The room is about you, not me!" Julie believes her job as a designer is to create a beautiful, comfortable, space that reflects her client's personality.
Renee PastorWarm, Inviting, Peaceful
Renee comes to us from New York. She has been in the furniture business for over 22 years. She has visual merchandising experience that translates easily into designing her clients personal spaces. Her degree is in philosophy/psychology and she believes that has helped immensely when designing the perfect room for her clients. She understands that clients are as individualistic and unique as snowflakes. Renee has cultivated the ability to engage and extract a clients’ personality and transform it into areas and spaces that reflect them. Renee enjoys running, reading, and traveling. Her own home is a sanctuary of inviting, comfortable pieces where her family and friends can gather and feel right at home.
Debbie RunkleElegance, Romantic, Creative
Debbie has spent her career in merchandising and design, which includes establishing herself as a Master Designer (the top level of Interior Design) since she joined Davids in 2005. Her career has included the position of Regional Director of Design and Merchandising for a lady’s retail clothing chain as well Manager and Designer with Ethan Allen furniture stores. Debbie’s background has helped her to be intuitive and methodical in completing beautiful rooms for her clients, and her desire to assist clients in creating their dream room has been the foundation to her success. Her pleasant nature and willingness to go the extra mile for her customers is the reason her clients keep coming back to her.
Paul SnyderInnovative, Thoughtful, Sophisticated
Paul is a designer at heart. Using his eye for detail, his projects truly reflect the home and the home owner, beginning with his own. He and his family reside in a restored 1790s stone home in Carlisle’s Historic District. Paul designed the interior setting, layout, and details that make this home an eye-pleaser on many levels. Truly motivated by new challenges, he has restored several other properties in the Historic District. Paul’s enthusiasm for design influences all areas of his life. Before his formal design career at Davids, he exercised his creative/artistic passion through his love of antiques and continues to enjoy buying and selling antiques in the Carlisle area. In addition to interior furnishings and tastefully combining various period and design styles, Paul often develops and manages projects involving new floor plans of existing areas including kitchens, bathrooms, great rooms, and outdoor living spaces for clients.