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 in Bryn Mawr and then Radnor High School. Throughout Ann’s school career she practiced and loved art, especially pottery and drawing. Ann continued her studies at the College of Charleston, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and a concentration in drawing. During her Junior year, she took the opportunity to continue her study of the arts in Rome, Italy through the Tyler School of Art.
Upon graduating, Ann took a retail job at Beethoven Wraps in Wayne, that turned into a visual merchandising and management position. In this position, Ann created displays for all in store merchandise as well as design two storefront windows every season. It was through this position that Ann realized her passion for space planning and design. While working Ann began her pursuit of a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Drexel University, which she completed in 2008.
Ann Decker Designs, was the original name of Ann’s first business that she started in 2001, upon graduating from college. Around this time Vera Bradley bags were very popular and seemed to be what every woman carried. Ann decided that she too could design her own fabric handbags and began 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 the work was intensive, but it was worth every sleepless night. It enabled Ann to fine tune her skills and gain a better understanding of her design strengths. Ann graduated with a Masters Degree and began to form her own residential interior design business now known as Ann Decker Design. Ann feels fortunate to have found her true passion for interior design and offers a very unique perspective to each space. Ann can work with any individual’s style while, adding her own flair and aesthetic to create something beautiful. Ann currently lives in Radnor Township with her husband Robert and their three children.