Maureen Footer’s studies in French and English literature at Wellesley College and in Paris engendered a lifelong interest in the 18th century. After stints at Vogue magazine and book publishing in New York, she acquired an MBA from Columbia University, then fused her interests in decorative arts, architecture, history and the Enlightenment with graduate studies at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, where she specialized with honors in 18th century interior architecture and furniture.
Her interior design career includes engagements with McMillen Inc, Molyneux Studio and establishing an interior design division for an architectural firm. She has designed apartments, houses, private clubs, and jets. She established Maureen Footer Design in 2005.
Showhouse credits include Kips Bay Designers’ Show House in New York and the French Designers’ Show House.
Ms. Footer is a certified designer via the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, and a member of A.S.I.D. She serves on the Designers Committee of Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and has served on the board of the Decorators’ Club, juries design competitions, and lectures on French furniture.