Ann D’Astugues is the owner of The Red Chair located in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
Ann has always felt a strong connection to the beach and interior design. Growing up, she spent summer after summer on Long Beach Island, enjoying everything that life here had to offer. It was not uncommon for her parents to wake up and find Ann had rearranged her bedroom overnight. It was a natural gravitation to interiors and textiles that brought Ann the opportunity to apprentice with an interior decorator from whom she learned every aspect of the business including re-upholstery and window-treatment fabrication. As her apprenticeship came to an end, Ann realized that she had found the job she had been dreaming about. It was time to strike out on her own and in a small garage, sewing pillows, window treatments, and learning to reupholstering furniture, The Red Chair was born.
The Red Chair is now a lifestyle shop that offers full service interior design services for projects of all sizes with a carefully selected mix of accessories, gifts, and home furnishings. Ann is still completely hands on and often even installs her own window treatments and blinds for a project. The Red Chair has become a popular destination in Harvey Cedars for those who are looking for unique, quality pieces for their home with a great team working with clients to help pull a room together!