OUR TEAM

Locally and nationally recognized for innovative interior design and consulting services, Eclectic Home provides residential and commercial interiors that are as unique as each individual they design for.

Eclectic Home’s work has been featured in regional and national publications such as Luxe Magazine, Elle Décor, Décor Magazine, Southern Living, and HGTV Magazine just to name a few.

Eclectic Home’s mission goes beyond the world of Interior Design. For over two decades, charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity are an ongoing partnership, donating a range of home furnishings to their restore program since 2016. The proceeds from the sale of these donations have assisted Habitat for Humanity’s mission to help families achieve homeownership.

PENNY FRANCIS: OWNER & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

“My passion for art and design knows no period or style boundaries. I think that spaces are highly evolved and timeless when they have a mix of periods and styles.  Design Diversity is my mantra and Eclectic is truly my namesake.  I strive to create environments that are a true reflection of the client’s personality.”

Penny Francis established Eclectic Home in 2000, along with a 7,000 sq. ft. showroom and design center. Eclectic Home allows customers the ability to experience a one-of-a-kind shopping and interior design experience. The store is eye-candy for all who enter and a true reflection of eclectic design in furniture, lighting, and accessories.

 

KEITH ST. PIERRE: VP, OPERATIONS

Keith St. Pierre is a graduate of Louisiana State University who brings over 20 years of merchandising, marketing and professional business development to the industry. “Eclectic Home is unlike any other showroom/design firm I have worked with in my career. Penny is brilliant in selecting a wonderful mix of contemporary, transitional, modern and traditional design elements for the showroom which gives our clients a one stop buying experience. You never have to worry about buying a piece at Eclectic Home and then seeing it at your friends homes.”

ERIKA GEBHARDT: DESIGN ASSOCIATE

Erika is a graduate of Delgado Community College with a degree in Interior Design. While focusing on her degree, Erika specialized in client services. She has a passion for fine art and all interiors contributing a keen eye for detail allowing her to express her creativity as a designer.“I love our showroom! We have a wide variety of clientele and customers ranging from locals to visitors from out of town. Seeing them in awe when they visit the showroom is what I truly enjoy as an interior designer. Our team is creative and strong generating a great work atmosphere. Being a part of a great team contributes to high work morale that our clients admire. We love our clients; interacting with them during the design process allows us to get to know them on a personal level. We also like to provide a little fun during design. It genuinely makes me love what I do.”

RYAN SHRUM: INSIDE SALES

Ryan is a graduate from The Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Textiles and Fiber Studies. Growing up, Ryan’s parents were always knocking down walls and redesigning his childhood home asking for his creative eye with every decision. He remained surrounded by art and design throughout his 13 years in the retail industry before moving to New Orleans; the home of bold color, original flavor and eclectic styles. “Every city possesses its own original style, but I knew I would find happiness in New Orleans. Eclectic Home is the perfect representation of what this city is about. The unique pieces that can be found in this showroom are a finely curated collection of treasures that I am passionate about sharing with the community around me. Selling beautiful things comes naturally to me but sending customers home with something that sparks joy within is the best feeling.”

MATTIE BROWN: DESIGN ASSISTANT

Mattie is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Interior Design. Born in Key West but later moving to Lafayette LA, Mattie is inspired by her travels and life experiences in each place. She has a passion for art that brings about her love of design.  “Having recently graduated I was so excited to jump into the world of design. You really do learn something new every day in this field, and I love being able to share those new and creative ideas with our clients. Creating designs that are unique to the individual is what the job is all about; and seeing how the design affects others makes the experience so rewarding.”

JESSICA HOLMES: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

“To me a well designed home is a piece of art.” That has always been Jessica’s view on Interior Design. “I love when I step into a well thought out and designed space, that is my definition of Art.” Jessica has 10 plus years of Retail experience at all levels, 4 of them being in home furnishings. Those experiences drove Jessica to further her career in Interior Design, and what better place to be than Eclectic Home surrounded by beautiful furniture, art and talented designers.