BA – Art/ Concentration in Drawing
(College of Charleston, SC)
MS – Interior Architecture and Design
(Drexel University, PA)
Ann Decker Forster grew up in Wayne, PA attending Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr and then Radnor High School where she graduated in 1997. Throughout Ann’s entire school career she has always loved art, especially drawing and sculpture. Ann continued to study art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a concentration in drawing. Using her background in art Ann took a retail job at Beethoven Wraps in Wayne, which turned into a visual merchandising and management position. In this roll Ann had the opportunity to create displays for all of the merchandise as well as design two storefront windows every season. While working Ann began her pursuit of a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia which she completed in 2008.
Ann Decker Designs was the original name of Ann’s first business which she started with her mother in 2001. Around this time Vera Bradley bags seemed to be what every woman, at least on the Main Line, carried. Ann decided that she too could design her own fabric handbags and started having bag parties to sell her collections. Ann designed and made handbags for about three years until she decided to change her focus and love of textiles to study Interior Design.
Ann enrolled in a full time three year Masters program at Drexel. The Interior Architecture and Design program was rigorous and work intensive but worth every sleepless night. It enabled her to fine tune specific skills as well as gain an understanding of what her design strengths were. Ann graduated with a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture and Design and began to form her own business now known as Ann Decker Design. Ann feels fortunate to have found her true passion for interior design and plans to grow her business from residential to also include restaurant and hotel interiors. Ann offers a very unique perspective to a space and can work with any individual’s style while, adding her own flair and aesthetic to create something beautiful. Ann currently lives in the Rosemont area of Radnor Township with her husband Robert and their two sons.