MEET THE TEAM 

Dawn Jacobs
OWNER AND PRINCIPLE DESIGNER 
Dawn leads the design team at Artichoke Interiors. She brings a fresh, practical approach to design with the interest to enhance clients' lives. Creating beautiful spaces around each individual's lifestyle helps her deliver on the company motto, "love where you live". She runs her business with a "do unto others" philosophy. Dawn loves to travel and cannot imagine life without at least one dog!​​​​ 
Kathy Ferer
DESIGNER
Kathy has an artistic flair for reviving, repurposing and combining older pieces of furniture and accessories with new items.  She loves to experiment with color, textures and crossover styles and can design "outside -the-box"  while meeting her clients goals.

Laurie Piasecki
DESIGNER & WINDOW TREATMENT SPECIALIST
Laurie’s background of designing interiors for model homes has given her the freedom to experiment with many design styles. While creating these spaces for potential buyers, she was careful to present environments that clients could actually picture themselves living in. In her own home she likes mixing old with new, and casual with chic, to create a beautiful and relaxed environment. She believes that people are more important than possessions, and creates environments that are beautiful, yet easy to maintain, so you will be excited to share it with others.
DESIGNER
Robin has been serving clients for over 20 years since earning her interior design degree. She has a passion for creating spaces that her clients love to come home to. 
She believes your home should reflect your personality, and enjoys finding ways to incorporate items with history and meaning. The best designed spaces are those with a great story behind them! 

Robin Amprim
Julia Wallis
DESIGNER​​
Julia graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a degree in business and then went back to school to pursue her love of interior design. Born in Bay City, MI, Julia lived in a house of a designer's dream. The house was built with secret passages and built-ins where not one inch of the house was unused. This fed her love of design which flowed outside into floor plans created with sticks and fallen leaves. Having never lost her dream, she now works with Artichoke Interiors creating real life floor plans, bringing concepts to life for her clients. 
STORE MANAGER
Maggie Lyn comes to us from the Deep South having spent her life between Texas and Louisiana. You will find her southern roots will  bring charm and class to any occasion.  Maggie Lyn owned and operated her own home decor business in Louisiana. She loves to decorate homes for everyday, holidays, and special events. She truly wants to make your home a place you can love. 
       Maggie Lyn Ruelle
JUNIOR DESIGNER
Samantha is a senior at Michigan State University pursuing her bachelors in Interior Design. She works closing with our senior designers in all aspects including consultations, conceptual design, and delivery on your design vision. Samantha’s favorite thing about design is working with clients to help them create spaces that highlight their own unique personality and style. Her design style integrates a sophisticated look with comfortable and cozy spaces that feel like home.
Samantha Bleau
SALES ASSISTANT & WEB DESIGNER
Hannah graduated from Hope College with degrees in Studio Art and Psychology. She works at our retail location to assist customers with furniture selection and to provide design advice. Hannah is also the designer and facilitator of the Artichoke Interiors website. Hannah is passionate about personal expression and creating spaces that reflect the people who live in them.
Hannah Shay