DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Havenly, the popular online interior design service that makes decorating simple, convenient, and affordable, is pleased to announce that celebrated entrepreneur Tina Sharkey has joined the company’s board of directors. The announcement comes on the heels of a record setting year for the brand, which saw an increased demand for its services as the importance of the home was elevated and technology’s integral role in the future of interior design was emphasized. The addition of Tina Sharkey to Havenly’s board comes as the Denver-based technology company enters its next chapter, seeking to continue further democratizing interior design while simultaneously expanding its footprint in the home category.
“There has never been a more important time to help everybody transform their home into a space that they truly love,” notes Tina Sharkey. “I’ve always been passionate about design and self-expression, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Board of Directors to support Lee and the rest of her leadership team as they execute and scale with speed and discipline to meet the fast-growing demand for their products and services. Havenly is building the next great home brand, curating a community of decor enthusiasts connecting them to talented interior designers who might otherwise be outside of their network. Havenly’s platform, talent and tools help turn their customer’s design dreams into a reality, and it’s an honor to have a hand in helping people unlock their home’s potential.”
Tina Sharkey has driven innovation in media, commerce, and community for more than two decades, pioneering the development and adoption of pivotal consumer brands and platforms that bring data and technology together. As the co-founder and CEO of consumer products company Brandless, Tina assembled and led the team which developed the direct-to-consumer that was named one of Fast Company’s most innovative retailers two years in a row. Over her career, Sharkey has scaled Johnson & Johnson’s BabyCenter the world’s largest platform for new and expectant mothers; oversaw AOL’s defining transition to the open web; served as President of the renowned Sesame Street Digital Group; and co-founded iVillage, an online destination for women which became one of the most popular sites on the internet.
“Havenly was created to address the tangible problem that often traditional interior design options feel too inaccessible for the everyday home,” says Havenly co-founder and CEO Lee Mayer. “Over the past several years, we’ve always sought to help people love where they live and unlock their space’s potential, a mission that feels especially critical in this moment as the pandemic has forever changed the meaning of home. So, after being introduced to Tina by another board member, we quickly realized that her incredible experience in growing and scaling disruptive consumer brands would be immensely valuable as Havenly prepares for our next phase, seeking to develop and deploy new technologies while continuing to deliver the personalized experience that our clients love.”
Launched in 2014, Havenly offers professional design advice uniquely tailored to each client’s distinct space, style, and most importantly, real-life budget. With redesign packages starting at $79, clients are matched with their own personal interior designer based on their design aesthetic as pinpointed by Havenly’s style quiz. The brand offers two packages based on the client’s needs, a complete makeover or a room refresh, and their designers create a custom design based on that client’s unique style. Once they have a design they love, clients tap into Havenly’s concierge service to get instant access to hundreds of brands, like West Elm, CB2, Anthropologie, Serena & Lily, Surya and Pottery Barn.
Havenly is the most delightful way to design spaces in your home, on any budget. Clients are matched with a personal online interior designer who creates a custom visual design based on the client's unique style. Clients can then buy what they love directly through Havenly's platform with access to hundreds of retailers and the guaranteed best prices.
Havenly works with a network of professional, highly screened and trained designers nationwide. Founded in 2014, Havenly has completed the highest number of interior designs of anyone in the space.