OUR DESIGN ASSOCIATES BRING A WEALTH OF EXPERTISE IN A VARIETY OF CREATIVE FIELDS. 


 

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Jared R. |Lead Design Associate | jared.roysfurniture@gmail.com

At Roy's since: 2015

Education, experience and professional affiliations: I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a  concentration in Flute.  I played with orchestras and ensembles throughout Chicago and the Midwest for many years; I also taught at DePaul University for 8 years.  I've always been interested in creative fields, working in Catering Management, Business Administration and Operations as well as other specialized retail and sales. Ever since I can remember, I've had a passion for design. I was able to dive into this field when I worked with a designer friend. A year later, I was hired at Roy's Furniture as a Design Associate.

What is your signature style? My style is constantly changing and evolving, incorporating new ideas and concepts.  I love to mix mediums such as mid-modern and contemporary with rustic and industrial.  I recommend keeping one design as the main base and adding small touches to avoid a hodgepodge of styles.  Keeping your look eclectic allows you to create an impact without having to constantly make changes in the future.

Where do you find inspiration?  

Inspiration is found in every day elements, whether it is created by people or nature.  Photographs are also a huge inspiration since they can capture ideas, textures and colors you wouldn't have thought of. Food can also be a huge inspiration, as many chefs create artworks of natural elements to dazzle your senses.

Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Drawing and Painting, Entertaining, Movies, Concerts, Biking
 
Fun Fact: My maternal grandparents are both first generation U.S citizens from Norway and each came from a family of 10-11 children.
 
 


 

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 Kevin W. | Design Associate | kevin.roysfurniture@gmail.com
 
At Roy's since: 2014

Education, experience and professional affiliations: 
Bachelor's degree in Marketing

What is your signature style? 
Urban Rustic

Where do you find inspiration? 
On Pinterest. I also love walking around the city and getting inspiration from the buildings and sculptures I encounter.
 
Hobbies:
I enjoy attending music festivals and shows.
 
Fun Fact: 
I used to play in the store as a child so I have seen the store evolve throughout the years.
 
 

 
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Mark P.| Design Associate | mark.roysfurniture@gmail.com
 
At Roy's since: 2015
 
Education, experience and professional affiliations: 
Former Personal Trainer and  Vintage Photography Dealer
 
What is your signature style?
Eclectic. I like mixing styles to create a unique and interesting space.

Where do you find inspiration?
Old vintage houses, particularly Pre-war.
 
Hobbies:
Collecting vernacular and street photography.
 
Fun Fact:
I used to bid on storage lockers (think storage wars) and sell the contents on eBay and auctions.
 
 


 
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Becky L | Design Associate | becky.roysfurniture@gmail.com
 
At Roy's since: 2017

Education, experience and professional affiliations:  I graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a Bachelor's in Studio Art and Sociology. 

What is your signature style? Mid-Century and Rustic

Where do you find inspiration? Pinterest, HGTV, my journal and small shops.
 
Hobbies: Cooking and baking vegan food, tea enthusiast, DIY beauty products and crafty projects.
 
Fun Fact: I am an only child! And my cousins on my mother's side are also an only child.  

 

 

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