Nancy Sterett Martin is an interior designer who works in and around the Owensboro, Kentucky area. Her attention to detail has earned her a reputation for being amoung the best. Nancy is best known for her custom window treatments as this is where she got her start in the interior design business 37 years ago. Nancy owns her own interior design firm and custom drapery workroom. She is recognized in WHO'S WHO in INTERIOR DESIGN and is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). Her work can be seen in hundreds of places from commercial to residential interiors.
Born in 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia (while her Dad was stationed in the Navy), Nancy graduated from the Chicago Institute of Interior Design. Along the years she has also studied engineering, drafting and photography. She was raised in a family who owned and operated a construction company and crane rental business. She was raised in Indiana in a small home town until she reached the age of 12. The family moved their construction business and residence to Owensboro, Kentucky where she has resided since 1957. Nancy claims that she owes her success to her family, who always encouraged her to live her dreams, to go beyond her "comfort zone" and to have "no fear". "I can't" is certainly not in her vocabulary.
Nancy lives with her husband Randall in Owensboro, Ky. He is a retired home builder. In addition, he worked 41 years as a fireman and retired as Fire Chief in Owensboro. Since his retirement he has built 57 Habitant for Humanity homes. They have 6 adult kids among them. They love to go to their farm on weekends with their dog Toby, a french brittany spaniel. Their farm consist of about 40 head of cattle, a couple of horses, a small lake and farm house.
Of course, she has her own sewing room set up there as this is where she makes most of her quilts. Nancy only started quilting as a hobby in the year 2000. Her hobby quickly turned into a passion. She's made between 350-400 quilts and has given all but a few away to her family and friends. She finds that her hobby of making art quilts could easily become a full time job if and when she finally decides to retire from her career as an interior designer.
She is a member of the Owensboro Quilt Guild, the International Quilters Assosiation, the American Quilters Society and a supporting member of MAQS in Paducah, Kentucky. In addition, she joined Studio Art Quilt Association better known as SAQA in 2009.