As the lead designer and creative force behind Form & Function, Carole Marcotte tackles each design job with a goal to honor client’s existing furnishings and decor. Using a fresh, modern spin and incorporating new pieces where necessary, the client’s home comes to life through Carole’s unique, meaningful process. In 2013, she expanded the design business to include a storefront with classic and funky vintage pieces alongside new Made-In-America and upcycled gift selections. Honored as one of Midtown Magazine’s “30 People You Need to Know” for her work as producer of Design District Raleigh, Carole continues to promote her fellow design creatives in Raleigh.
Lindsey Kulp is a real antiques and vintage nut, which makes her position as store manager fun and exciting. During her down time she enjoys browsing the internet for fixtures and finishes for the home she is building with future husband, Trevor. She hopes to one day start her own business (and maybe even complete all those craft projects she started and never finished).
Ashleigh Tansey takes care of all Social Media Management at F&F and loves it, though her academic background is in French Language and Literature. She hails from Florida and has had the great fortune to travel the world, but is now a very happy North Carolinian. When not in the store snapping photos for Instagram, you can find her reading a book, puttering in her greenhouse, or cooking up something delicious for her husband and three young boys.
Jean Strohofer assists with the retail side of the store and is especially gifted at merchandising. Formerly a law librarian in NYC, she retired in 2014 and now works in an envious position at F&F–just the type of shop that she has always loved to visit. Her favorite quote: “I am not from the South, but I got here just as soon as I could.”
Deborah has a long history in the world of art, design, and décor. Raised in Bucks County, PA (where arts and antiques are highly valued!), she attended Tyler School of Art for oil painting. Before starting her own company producing ceramic accessories for the home, she worked as a ceramicist at a living history museum. She continues to paint and sell art locally, and calls Raleigh home along with her husband and two children. She loves working with the fun team of women at Form & Function and promoting Carole’s mission, which is similar to her own beliefs in mixing together the old and the new.
Ann loves shopping for antiques, so she fits right in at F&F! She has a degree in fine arts, and a real passion for painting. Her hobbies include cooking all types of food, sewing, and gardening. Although she has lived in a variety of cities across the U.S. (to include New York, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.!), she now lives happily in the Raleigh area with her husband.
Helena Moore attends the Textile School at NC State, so when she isn’t socializing and doodling she is studying. Helena also enjoys entertaining her philanthropist self through groups like Girl Scouts. If you don’t know Helena, the one thing you need to know is that she’s a sucker for anything sweet or animal-related.