Diane Gernstein

How was your interest in design sparked?
It’s difficult to identify a specific inspiration as I have had an interest in art and the creative fields for as long as I can remember. As a partner with Interiors Joan and Associates, I am a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha with over 30 years of experience in the industry. In addition to a multitude of design projects, I do much of the buying for the firm as well as developing our resource libraries.

Community involvement:
JDRF,  Heartland Family Services,  Lutheran Family Services,  Street of Dreams,  Symphony Showhouse

What is your favorite spot in your own home?
Our family room! It’s great for gathering, lounging and enjoying our lake view.

Design Tip:
Make the space personal. Incorporate family heirlooms, personal treasures and things that help to keep your individuality shining through.