Style and Substance

Featuring the Beautiful Women of Ethan Allen

Photos by: Dustin Ashcraft

LEFT:
Amanda Butchee
Design Consultant
Ethan Allen Retail Inc.
Makeup and Hair by: Vbar  //  Wardrobe by: Mosaic

About Me:
I was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla. Growing up, I was all about being creative and unique (as my mom would call it). When it came time for college, I knew I wanted to stick with a field I could continue to explore my creativeness in, so I ventured off to Stillwater, Okla., and earned my B.S. in design, housing and merchandising from Oklahoma State University. Straight out of college, I joined the Ethan Allen team in Oklahoma City.

I have worn many hats throughout my three years with Ethan Allen such as client service specialist, stand-in operations administrator and visual merchandiser. This experience has given me great insight into many different departments of Ethan Allen and the services and products we offer, so that I can better serve my new clientele as I begin a new journey here in Corpus Christi as a design consultant with Ethan Allen Corpus Christi. I am excited to explore yet another facet of my creative career.

My Philosophy:
I believe that hard work and honesty are key in any environment. You have to have a good understanding of your strengths, as well as your weaknesses, and be able to use them to your advantage. Never miss a chance to capitalize on a learning experience. And most importantly, be adaptable.

Quote to Live by:
“A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan any day.” – T. Boone Pickens

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MIDDLE:
Shelly Greaney
Design Consultant
Ethan Allen Retail Inc.
Makeup and Hair by: Vbar  //  Wardrobe by: Mosaic

About Me:
I am a South Texas native, born and raised locally. I grew up just 30 miles south of Corpus Christi in the community of Bishop, where both my father and grandfather farmed for over 70 years. I am a graduate of Texas State University – back in my day, it was known as Southwest Texas State University. I majored in interior design and minored in art and received a B.S. in home economics.

For the last 25 years, I have had the pleasure of honing my design skills while working at Ethan Allen Home Interiors/Design Centers in several Texas cities. For the last 13 years, I have been right here in Corpus Christi. I absolutely love my job and enjoy the varied clientele that I work with. For me, it is not about how much money I make; it is about spending every day enjoying what I do to earn a living.

Currently, I live on the beautiful North Padre Island with my adorable husband and our 10-year-old son. These two make my life complete.

My Philosophy:
I believe if we all followed the Golden Rule, our world would be a far better place. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – Luke 6:31

Quote to Live by:
“In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson

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RIGHT:
Nicola Hanlon
Design Consultant
Ethan Allen Retail Inc.
Makeup and Hair by: Vbar  //  Wardrobe by: La Boutique

About Me:
Well, firstly, I’m a Brit in Texas. I was born and raised in beautiful Scotland. I studied interior design at university in Edinburgh. Wanting to experience something different, I moved to Dubai, UAE, where I lived for 10 years and traveled the world in that time, then moved to the USA, which I now call home.

My years traveling and living in the Middle East have given me more of an education than I could ever have dreamed of as a “wee” girl growing up in the Scottish countryside. The architecture, design, local traditions and local artists I encountered on my travels, whether it be those of Africa, Europe, Russia, etc., have given me a deep appreciation and understanding of different cultures and customs, and have greatly broadened my own design outlook.

Corpus Christi is still relatively new to me, and so far, so good! The beach at sunset has to rank up there on my “favorite things” list. I get to wake up and go to work every day to do something I love, and I feel very lucky to be able to do that.

My Philosophy:
Live life in the moment, and try new things every once in a while. Life goes by in the blink of an eye, so don’t worry about the end of the road. It’s the wonderful, sometimes crazy, journey you create that really counts. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – R. Emerson

Quote to Live by:
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

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