Born and raised in Portsmouth, England, Joan moved to America in 1965.
When not busy raising her four children, Joan’s hobby for years was to help her friends decorate their homes.
People who were previously frustrated with “expert” Interior Designers that worked based on their tastes were relieved when Joan guided them through a process that allowed them to listen to their intuition and make choices confidently – creating spaces that fit their personality and sense of style. After years of performing decorating “miracles,” her friends dubbed her “Saint Joan” and the name stuck.
Finally heeding the advice of dozens of friends she’d helped over the years, Joan decided to turn the hobby into a business, and Saint Joan Design was born.