is a native North Carolinian. From early childhood memories to the present, Johnsye has always been fascinated by art and architecture. After graduating from Queens University with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Art History, Johnsye White began her career as a lateral entry art teacher in the public schools of North Carolina. While teaching, she completed her teaching certificate of Art Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As her desire to create beyond the classroom grew, her interest in Interior Design became more focused. Returning to college, Johnsye White received a degree in Interior Design from Meredith College. While in school, she worked in the design field with an internship in hospitality design and a full time position as a sales representative for high end oriental rugs. The rugs were so beautiful; they were like art for the floor. She wanted to take her creativity to the next level and work with residential clients. Her love for rugs remained a big part of her design as she worked for a prestigious residential design firm. Johnsye found her true calling!
The ability to offer design from the beginning of the project until the last accessory was thoughtfully placed was realized. Her experience with this talented and energetic group was better than any education she could have received. As the company grew in size, she realized many of her clients were not receiving the personal attention she wanted to offer. With that as a goal, in 2003 Johnsye White Interior Design, Inc. opened its doors in Moore County, North Carolina. She was motivated by the exciting opportunity to organize a design studio that best met the needs of her clients. She wanted to fill a void in the industry and create a studio that would enable her to design in partnership with clients as opposed to merely designing for them. She believes in not just designing a space, but creating an environment that reflects the personality, emotions, and values of her clients.