You know what you like,
what looks good and what feels right…for you.
At Pierce you will find our design services characterized by thoughtful, imaginative solutions that ensure lasting beauty and comfort for every client. Whether your needs lie in finding a single piece of furniture as a decorative accessory, refurbishing a room or a complete home redecoration, our design staff has the experience to make your vision a reality.
Maine Interior Design Services include: Space Planning, Custom Furniture selection, coordination of fabrics, leathers and finishes.
Connie S. Gray, ASID
When given a list of jobs to shadow in junior high Connie chose the interior designer field. Connie obtained an associate degree in Interior Design in 1982. Since that time she has always worked in the interior design/furniture business. Through the years Connie has continuously built upon her design knowledge from practical experience. The variety of clients and constant change in the industry has always kept this field interesting to her.
Taking the profession seriously Connie joined MIDA (Maine Interior Designers Association) in 1994 which sought legislation to register designers in this State in an effort to protect the consumer. Finding peers in this group to study with, Connie pursued national accreditation through NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification). Upon passing the NCIDQ exam in 2001 Connie applied and became a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) in 2002. Her membership and participation in this prestigious organization has been strongly encouraged and supported by Pierce Furniture, Inc.
Connie continues to enjoy and be inspired by the collaboration between designer and client.
Jessica M. Thomas
Jessica grew up in Portland, but chose to obtain her degrees in Interior Design and English Literature in Honolulu, Hawaii. She feels that experiencing diverse cultures has enriched her knowledge and love of design as well as her love of working with a variety of clients. Upon obtaining her degree Jessica moved with her husband and daughter to Washington state where she worked for Macy’s as a visual merchandiser for several years.
After much consideration, Jessica and her family decided to move back to Maine to be closer to her relatives and to raise her two children in Maine. She was delighted to become part of the team at Pierce Furniture in 2015 where she continues to build her career in Interior Design as well as visual merchandising.
Retiring from Herman Miller after 21 years as the Northern New England Territory Manager Pat joined the Pierce family. Her career in the commercial furniture arena has given her great insight into design and the many nuances of the furniture industry.
She grew up in Northern New Jersey but has life long ties to Maine and has called Maine home for many years. She resides in Hiram where she skies and bikes with her husband Chuck. Pat volunteers at the Art Center in Hiram and sits on the board of CAB .
After achieving her degree in Interior Design in 2009, Julie has spent the last 10 years in furniture sales and interior design throughout Maine and New Hampshire
Julie believes an integral part of creating a cohesive design relies on not only the collaboration and relationship between client and designer, but also the ability of the designer to clearly represent her vision of the new space. To assist the client with visualizing the space, Julie uses 3D technology to generate and present scaled floorplans. Her other skills include choosing furniture pieces that embody proper scale and configuration and fabric/leather selection that works with the clients’ color palette and lifestyle.
Having grown up in southern Maine, Julie has a strong tie to the community and a deep appreciation of the New England lifestyle.