Jeanie Engelbach, Founder & Boss Lady
As the owner of a lifestyle curation company offering services such as apartmentjeanie, partyjeanie and photojeanie, Jeanie possesses an innate ability to see what sparkles and shines amidst disorganization and clutter, it’s no wonder why Town & Country magazine dubbed her ‘the chaos conqueror’.
For the past 20 years (40, if voluntarily cleaning her family’s kitchen pantry and friends’ bedrooms are included), Jeanie has been professionally streamlining the lives of Academy Award nominees, Emmy and Tony award winners, New York Times best selling authors, winners of CBS’ Survivor series, a member of the US Treasury and countless others in dire need of organization and decorating decisions.
With an early career background in the corporate scene and 15 years of employment in the visual departments of ABC Carpet & Home, Bergdorf Goodman and Sony, Jeanie was able to unite her strongest skill sets in creating a lifestyle curating company. Applying a keen sense of aesthetics, the capacity to edit & acute observations, Jeanie provides her clients with what has often been described as a therapeutic and life changing experience.
Jeanie’s success hinges on understanding and anticipating how she can better serve her client. The design core of all 3 services is to implement what the client already owns by recycling with purpose, allowing for the final result to be a true reflection of the individual’s taste and style.
Jeanie lives in New York City with her street savvy bulldog, Tater Tot, but will travel to wherever mayhem & lack luster interior design lurks. Jeanie would like to take this opportunity to thank her parents for naming her so aptly, as she would have otherwise had a far more difficult time branding her lifestyle empire.
Margaret Pickron, design organizer
A lover of all things organized and exceptional design, Margaret joined apartmentjeanie in 2018. A 12 year veteran of the Ralph Lauren men’s merchandising team, Margaret rose from merchandising assistant to senior director during her career at the esteemed fashion house.
Margaret’s experience gives her unique insight into the art of discerning clients’ needs, and answering them with thoughtful solutions that create functional, organized, and beautiful spaces. From furniture curation and color selections to wardrobe editing and kitchen organization, Margaret brings both passion and experience to apartmentjeanie clients; her ultimate goal is making their home lives more productive and enjoyable!
Margaret is married to her college sweetheart (awww) and is the mother of two wonderful young children. She is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, loves yoga, and adores traveling.
Gabrielle Khan, design organizer & photo archivist
Gabrielle might be the freshest face of the team but don’t let her youth fool you – she has years of experience working in set design on some of TV’s most popular and enduring home shows. Her employment in the demanding media production industry has taught her excellent time management skills and how to assess and execute quickly with little direction.
Not only is Gabrielle a stellar organizer with interior design sensibilities, she is also a whiz at photo archiving and creating treasure worthy albums and scrapbooks.
When off the clock, Gabrielle can be found obsessively updating her fabulous Pinterest board, cooking healthy cuisine, hiking, traveling and basically being a wonderful person.
Erin Donley, design organizer
Hailing from the Windy City, Chicagoan Erin Donley is an award-winning prop stylist who has been designing interiors for Fortune 500 companies, leading lifestyle brands and private residences.
Erin’s passion for interior decorating was discovered early – from rearranging her family’s furniture & accessories, attending open houses, and perusing books of residential floor plans and color palettes which lead her to Crate and Barrel’s photo studio where she styled catalogue sets.
After arriving in NYC, Erin began staging residential rental units, which allowed her to incorporate functional storage and organization into her skilled designs. This creative combination makes Erin a valuable organizing and styling dynamo – exactly what our clients crave.
Erin lives in Brooklyn with chef husband which means there is plenty cooking in her highly organized kitchen. When Erin isn’t hosting Friday night dance parties in her living room, she can be found traveling the globe in search of seashells and spices.