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 drawing. Ann continued her studies at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in drawing. During her Junior year she took the opportunity to study abroad 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 which she started in 2001. Around this time Vera Bradley bags 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 work intensive but worth every sleepless night. It enabled her to fine tune her skills as well as gain an understanding of what her design strengths were. 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 the Rosemont area of Radnor Township with her husband Robert and their three children.