Jan Hales Strickland discovered her passion for Interior Design at a young age. As a child, Jan would travel abroad with her family and was constantly amazed by the beauty of the castles, homes, and museums in several different countries around the world.
Jan grew up in a small town in Northeast Louisiana called Rayville. Throughout high school she worked on various condo projects, a movie room addition, and a law office lobby. After graduating from Riverfield Academy in Rayville, LA in 2006 she went on to attend The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Jan graduated from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) program. While in college, she took an Interior Design course that studied for a week in New York and interned at design firms in Tuscaloosa and Foley, AL. She also served as a Student Member of the Advisory Board for Accreditation for the Interior Design program. Upon graduation in December of 2010, Jan founded Jan Hales Designs. LLC.
After College she worked at a high end Kitchen Design Center in Birmingham, AL. Jan married her College sweetheart Josh and shortly afterwards moved to Montgomery, AL. She then changed the name of her business to match her married name to, Strickland Interiors.
Jan worked at a Décor Fabrics Store and a nationally recognized Fine Antiques Store while living in Montgomery, AL. While working at the Fine Antiques Store she staged showrooms for the additional store locations in Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA. She also served as the Meetings/Events Chair for ASID in the Montgomery, AL area.
Jan was the contributing writer for a design column in the Northeast Louisiana Home & Reconstruction Magazine for over 5 years. Jan was the lead Interior Designer for the 2018 & 2019 Monroe, LA St. Jude Dream Home both homes raised over $750,000 raising over 1 Million Dollars for St. Jude Research Hospital and the 2019 home had an early sell out. She is also the current lead Interior Designer for the 2020 Monroe, LA St. Jude Dream Home. Her work has been featured on several Interior Design Websites and in Northeast Louisiana’s Bayou Life Magazine. Jan is a 2019 Recipient of the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award from the College of Human Environmental Sciences in Interior Design at The University of Alabama.
Jan, her husband Josh, son Jey who is special needs with Autism, and daughter Evy reside in Rayville, LA where Jan works full time at Strickland Interiors. Jan’s son Jey with Autism has made her a huge advocate for Autism and working with the Autism Society of North Louisiana.
She is an active member of ASID – American Society of Interior Designers. With over 13 years of experience in the Interior Design field and over 10 years of owning her own Interior Design Business, her work has included: selecting exterior paint colors for two Condo Buildings along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Redecorating the Lobbies, Lead Designer for Monroe, LA St. Jude Dream Homes, Law Office Lobbies, Insurance Office Lobbies, Makeup Salons, Several Large Single Family Residences, Holiday Decorating, and Events large and small from Weddings, Showers, Birthday Parties, etc. If you have a Space that needs to be designed or an Upcoming Event, let Jan take care of it for you!
“Jan’s Design Style is a Mixture of Cutting Edge & Classical. She Always Puts Function First!”