Amy Manor’s discerning eye for the mercurial design world was cultivated by a strong background in the fashion and cosmetic industries, as well as business management. Prior to her entry into the interior design field, Amy worked directly under iconic fashion designer Georges Marciano—the co-founder of Guess. While there, she served as Regional Manager of Visual Merchandising for more than 500 stores.
When first meeting clients, Amy often describes herself as a “blank canvas.” She has a skill for rendering a client’s personal narrative expressly through her approach to interior design. Prior to planning a space, she personally meets with clients to gain insight into their individual personalities and what truly inspires them, as well as how their spaces should function. As a result, each home’s design is as distinctive as the family who resides in it. In fact, Amy once planned a design scheme and color palette after drawing inspiration from a sweater hanging in the client’s closet.
With a truly global perspective, Amy embraces craftsmanship and the artisan approach to design. She often travels to exotic destinations such as Turkey, Italy, and London to gain inspiration and exposure to handmade collections crafted by artists. While abroad, Amy also uncovers new brands and fosters relationships with international craftsman and vendors. Upon returning home, she’s always eager to share that global perspective and design sensibility with her clients.
Through the planning of in-store shop concept spaces for the Guess brand, Amy soon discovered that she had an intrinsic ability for planning interiors. The art of balancing a space, selecting a color palette and creating a compelling mix of textures was certainly an innate talent. Constantly absorbed by all things design and color, Amy developed an instinct for forecasting trends.
Amy established the Red Bank Design Center in 2014 as a way to create a community that works together to make the interior design process a more collaborative and efficient one. Over the last 7 years working beside a group of talented and creative designers, who’s roles go way beyond design, Amy found it necessary to create a title to more accurately describe her professional services. Her vision became a reality in 2020 when Amy trademarked the term General Designer (GD). Soon to become a household name, General Designers are experienced designers that specialize in working as your design advocate. The GD communicates the needs of your lifestyle to the architect, general contractor and subcontractors while guiding you through the terminology and procedures of the construction process.
Amy is officially a trendsetter that has poured her talent and experience into a collaborative venture in Red Bank, NJ that allows interior designers opportunities they’ve never had before. For more information on Amy Manor's vision and design services please visit REDBANKDESIGNCENTER.COM.