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Meet our Fall 2019
Parade of Homes Judges

Ann Daniel, AKBD - Ann Daniel Design




Ann Daniel is a kitchen and bath designer with over 30 years of experience in design and drafting. Her multi-faceted business, Ann Daniel Design, offers design, drafting, space planning, and interior design. Her projects have included residential homes and commercial spaces throughout the state, ranging from homes listed on historical registers to multi-unit condos, banks, restaurants, and churches.

Upon graduating from Hinds Community College, Ann worked for the U. S. Postal Service as a draftsman. She was instrumental in implementing the AutoCAD program in the Mississippi District to complete many architectural plans and layouts, including the General Mail facility in Jackson. In 2003, after completing her B.A. in Art at Mississippi College, she was accepted into the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild and is an exhibiting member and fellow in handmade paper.

After taking an early retirement from the postal service in 2004, Ann began working with Kitchen Kreators in Jackson, bringing her knowledge of computer aided drafting and collaborating on several projects before striking out on her own. She still enjoys working with them on various client jobs when her unique expertise and style are required.

“It is essential to be an attentive listener to clients needs, wants, and desires when working on any project,” she explains. “My goal is to give the client more than they imagine and guide them to the best layout and products for their lifestyle – all while staying within their budget.” She brings boundless enthusiasm, a unique creative aesthetic, and a quirky sense of fun to her work, as well as functionality to every kitchen and bath – no matter how large or small.



Ann Daniel, AKBD
Ann Daniel Design            
(601) 953-6518   




Lauren Harris - Miskelly Furniture



Lauren Harris is an interior designer with MDesign of Miskelly Furniture. She’s one of the first hired in the new design department and is enthusiastic to help her counterparts build the program. Lauren is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Interior Design from the College of Architecture, Art & Design. She also holds a minor in art.

With a background in hospitality, commercial and residential design; lighting and drafting floor plans, Lauren is able to bring a vast range of knowledge to her design projects.

First and foremost, Lauren’s approach to her projects is to really zone in on what the client needs out of the space and dig into their personal style and tastes. In doing so, she is able to create an environment that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also highly functional.

Of all the steps of the design process, one of her favorites is seeing the client’s joy and pleasure that comes with the completion of a project.

Lauren is returning for the third straight season as a Parade of Homes judge. Her keen eye and knowledge of interior design gives her the right prospective when judging our fall homes.



Lauren Harris
Miskelly Furniture
(601) 939-6288