Creativity runs in Joani Scaff’s family. So does an eye for interior design and a passion for friendly, personalized customer care. Drawn to art and design as a child, she spent hours in her father’s studio using his pencils, chalks, pastels and acrylics to create her own works. From these early beginnings a career was born. Today, Joani is a sought-after interior decorator and owner of Paisley House, a unique and inspiring home furnishings shop located in the Memorial Area of Houston.
“My dad was an artist who worked in advertising. He encouraged me to be creative and have fun. I spent hours at his office drawing and painting at the long table where he developed his artwork,” Joani said.
Joani also credits her mother who worked in accounting and insurance. “I’m fortunate to have both a creative nature and a good business sense. It’s the best of both worlds.”
DELIGHTING CLIENTS, BUILDING LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS
Joani joined the buyer training program at Sanger Harris fresh out of college. Soon after her first child was born, she went to work at an architectural firm. When she was “ready for more,” she broke out on her own as an interior decorator and consultant. That was 20 years ago. Since then, Joani has been thrilling clients with personalized attention and services that cater to their individuality.
“I love what I do! I touch people’s lives through my work, and help them create a home that is as unique as they are,” Joani said.
When asked about the secret to her success, she shared, “I’m big on individuality—it’s about who lives in the house or spends time in the room, their lifestyle, their personality, their preferences. I also enjoy developing a long-term relationship with my clients who become like family. The ongoing connectivity with people makes my job incredibly rewarding.”
A RETAIL SHOP FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY
As Joani’s interior decorating business grew, so did requests from clients to open a store for the public. Two-and-one-half years ago, Paisley House celebrated its grand opening with design clients, friends and family. “There was a need for a unique and different home furnishings store in the Memorial area”, says Joani. “Through extensive planning, thought and prayer, Paisley House was born; and found it’s permanent home in the Wyck Lane Shopping Center at Memorial Drive and Benignus Road, just west of Gessner Road.”
“I’ve also been blessed to find a wonderful team to work along side me at the shop. Each of my staff is professional, committed and shares a passion for providing exceptional customer service to everyone that walks through Paisley House doors.”
COME SEE US TODAY!
Whether you’re shopping for your home or a gift for a special someone, your imagination will soar as you meander through Paisley House. The one-of-a-kind shop carries a wide selection of home décor items and furnishings, luxury bedding, and gifts that inspires and encourages you to think outside the box. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 11am-5pm. Design services are available by appointment.