Elena Neirink's career in interior design began at the young age of 17 when she started working for the family business, Anna's Drapery.
Her work experience amplified her passion for fabric, fashion and design so she attended The Fashion Institute of America (FIA), where she excelled as a top student and one of the few chosen to represent her college in Washington, DC for Hills Skills Day.
After graduation, equipped with her formal education, work experience, and natural talent, Elena began designing innovative window treatments and soon became the top producer in sales and client satisfaction. Not long after, Elena was named a partner in the business.
Her vision and continued management of the design studio led to an expansion of services and products over the years including art, furniture, decorative accessories, carpet, and wall-coverings. This expansion has recently led to the opening of a second design studio location with her new sister company, Anna's Interior Design, in Holly, Michigan, since June 2016.
Her 30 years extensive experience also includes working together with clients and custom home builders to design, build or renovate, and decorate beautiful homes for any lifestyle within any budget.
Elena is unique as a design professional because she has direct involvement and hands on experience within the entire process from beginning to end - design to manufacture to install.
And she does it all with a fresh, stylized design suited perfectly for the client in mind.
With over 15 years experience as a top-notch producer in the kitchen and bath industry, Anita Ainsworth is now part of the design team at Anna’s.
Anita’s cutting edge knowledge of digital design has landed her numerous opportunities within the design world, including teaching 20/20 CAD to design students at Baker College.
Anita studied interior design at Baker College as well and then moved on to study Architecture and Technical Communications at Lawrence Technological University.
She has earned 2 degrees over the years, including a Bachelor of Science in Research Psychology from the University of Michigan. She has conducted extensive research on how different colors can invoke and affect your mood. She also holds a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from the University of Michigan.
Combining her knowledge of color with her vast industry experience, it is certain that Anita can turn your creative ideas - that until now have only existed as a figment of your imagination - into a reality to be enjoyed for years to come.
Alma Hernandez studied at Wayne State University and has a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Interior Design.
Besides her love for fine art and design, Alma also loves to travel. She has visited several places around the world including Mexico, Italy, Spain, England, France and Morocco. In every country she visits, she always learns as much as possible about the local culture and trends on interior design, allowing her to incorporate those creative influences into her current design work for Anna's.
Besides her love for interior design and travel, Alma is also passionate about designing jewelry. She's been successfully selling her original designs online and at art fairs since 2005.
She also started and ran an art club at a local high school allowing students to work with different types of media to create artwork that would beautify their own school.
Alma's overall passion and knowledge for art and design shines through in every creative project she takes on, wowing her clients with her ability to transform a house into a beautiful home.