Joanne Tangen

Owner & Designer 


I am the owner of a drapery workroom where I fabricate couture draperies.  


After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1980, I worked in the food service industry for many years and ultimately owned my own catering company.  After starting a family, and the mother of two young boys I wanted to be home on nights and weekends, therefore a career change was needed. 

I began working for my Aunt, the owner of Johansen Interiors, where I fine tuned my sewing skills, making couture draperies for high end designers.  I also studied decorative painting techniques in post-graduate seminars.  Subsequently, I began my own business and was featured in The NY Times in 1997 and The Journal News in 1998 for my decorative painting.

While I do not have a degree in design, being exposed and working with designers for over 25 years I have knowledge of colors, fabrics, and textures,  always finding inspiration in a piece of art, a swatch of fabric, or just simply nature.   

 My portfolio will give you an idea of my decorating style which usually includes a colorful palate,  something unexpected, and almost always a little bling!


My latest endeavor was publishing my first children's book, "Whichway and His Dream Hat".  I wrote, illustrated, and published the true story about my son and how we cured him of his "scary movies in his head".  To find out more, visit

Visit Me At 

32 North Division Street

1st Floor Rear

Peekskill, NY  10566

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Phone: 914-293-0198