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Photograph by: Darrell Snow Frances K. Avery F rances K. Avery has always had an eye “She is very talented, and has really added a new for good design, but working in the home dimension to our store.” furnishings industry is not how she expected “I draw inspiration from everything around me to make her mark. Frances graduated from – architecture, fashion, art, movies, magazines,” USC with a degree in fashion merchandising, explains Frances, whose style is best described 1207 Laurens Road but she soon learned the field was more about as eclectic. “I love mixing traditional and modern Greenville crunching numbers than crushing on crinoline. It pieces together.” 864.331.2077 was while completing an internship with a design firm in Columbia that she found her true calling, Frances strives to inspire trust in her clients www.rowancompany.net so she went back to Converse in her hometown of and make decorating a fun and pressure-free Home Décor & Design experience. She thrives on working with a variety of Spartanburg to earn a second degree in interior design. Frances joined Rowan Company as resident clients and helps them discover a style all their own. designer in 2011. That includes working with Charlie and Margaret, children of owners Stuart and Kathryn Rowan. “It has been a great fit,” says owner Stuart Rowan. 14 behind the counter | 2012