Connie Farley, Owner and CEO
Connie began her Interior Design career over 25 years ago as a window treatment specialist with the inception of Curtain Concepts, a full window treatment service company. After several years as an industry leader in the window treatment trade, Connie branched out into the field of interior decorating and design, immersing herself with educational classes and certification courses. Transitioning her business to include interior design was the beginning of Bella Home Interiors in 2005. She and her business partner at that time (her sister, who has since retired) opened their design studio and retail showroom in 2005. Bella Home Interiors has since become one of the areas premier custom window treatment and home decorating companies in Southern New Jersey.
Connie continues to educate herself in both the design and window treatment fields, keeping up with current trends as well as learning all she can about the industry, which includes attending yearly trade shows, as well as educational classes and seminars. Connie is passionate about interior design and is driven to turn her client’s visions and dreams into reality. She also is a local teacher for interior decorating, staging and design – offering several classes throughout the year.
When she can pull herself away from work, Connie enjoys traveling to new places as well as spending time outdoors hiking with her pooch, Ringo, horseback riding or just simply taking a walk or trail ride in her Jeep!
Connie has an Accounting/Business Degree from Rowan College as well as several Interior Design Certifications, including CID, CPRES, CPIR. She is also a member of WCAA, DSA, RESA, and ADE.
Shannon Sandau, Assistant DecoratorShannon received her decorating certification in Interior Redesign, Home Staging, and Interior Decorating through the Decorating and Staging Academy, which Connie taught. Shannon’s background also includes being a Team Leader with Touchtone Crystal by Swarovski where and was responsible for directing and advising sales consultants and was also a featured speaker at the annual national business conference. Along with public speaking, she also worked in social media marketing, advertising, vendor shows, training, and recruiting. Shannon brings her creativity and knowledge of the industry to Bella Home Interiors. Shannon spends her free time busily raising her three children.
Mary Ryan, Assistant 3D Design & DecoratingMary Ryan is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design where she completed her accredited Bachelor’s in Interior Design. She resides in the city of Philadelphia. She has grown in her professional environment by gaining a variety of experiences and taking on multifaceted projects, resulting in valuable field experience. With a background in fine arts and psychology as well, Mary uses these additional skills in all her projects to design spaces with aesthetic value as well as producing reflective and productive environments for the end user. Her career has also focused on and integrated sustainability and ergonomics and she is an active member of the IIDA. Extensive use of research, phases of development, and digital representation bring each project to life and allow her clients to be fully engaged from beginning to end.
Josh Baron, Part-Time Design Assistant/Fabricator/Installer
Josh is a graduate at the Heritage School of Interior Design located in Denver, where he received a Certification in Fundamentals of Interior Design. In 2091, Josh also attended Workroom Tech, located in Tryon NC, and completed a weeklong professional fabricating course. He is creative and has a natural eye for design. Josh assists in creating interior spaces including furniture, lighting, cabinetry, flooring, wall color selection, pictures, lamps, and accessories. He loves mid-century modern and creating his own designs. He also works part time for the The Moulding Group, a custom cabinet and furniture fabricator, as their primary furniture finisher as well as assisting with molding projects.
Joan Stoltzfus, Marketing Assistant
Joan Stoltzfus is a skilled professional with diverse experience providing a wide variety of support services for Bella Home Interiors. She provides design and marketing for our social media posts, updates to the website, researching resources to update information, and email marketing campaigns. You will also find her with a camera in her hand taking photographs of our work. Her previous experience is in corporate communications, public relations, and marketing and design as an administrative assistant.