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About Us

Salt Design Co. was founded in 2014 after turning a lifelong dream into reality. Based in Fair Haven, NJ, Sarah and her team have been creating timeless interiors across the Jersey Shore and beyond. What started out as a simple love for interiors and freelance design work, has since turned into a successful design firm, accompanied by two brick & mortar lifestyle shops. From large scale renovations and new builds, to single room projects, the Salt team will expertly design a space reflecting those who live there. Specializing in a refined casual aesthetic, with fresh and eclectic accents, the Salt style is ever-evolving, and we love a design challenge. We are committed to our clients’ design needs from the initial vision through to the final installation.

 

 

Meet the Team

 
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Sarah Brady

Founder, Owner, & Creative Director

After earning a degree in Finance & Marketing from Boston College, Sarah spent the better part of her twenties working in Sales and Trading for Morgan Stanley. The daughter of a Residential & Commercial Contractor, she always had a passion for well-designed spaces, and after years of freelance designing for friends and family, Sarah opted to leave the corporate world to pursue her dream full-time. Salt was built on Sarah’s admiration for classic, coastal-inspired design influenced by her years growing up in New England. Sarah now lives in Rumson, NJ with her husband Matt, daughter Makena, and their Chocolate Lab Kona. 

 
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Jessica Chepauskas

INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

Jessica Chepauskas is a Jersey Shore local who earned her BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has been dreaming of designing homes since her early days of dollhouses. After living and working in Manhattan for several years, she longed to work for a design firm where she would have the opportunity to reconnect with her local roots at the “Shore”. Part of her eclectic design aesthetic is mixing styles to create a distinct as well as a coastal/casual home. When she is not at Salt, Jessica can be found doing what she loves: painting, shopping, enjoying live music, or spending quality time with her beloved labradoodle, Blue.

 
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Michelle Reilly

INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

A New York native, Michelle earned a degree in Business Management and Art at Providence College. It was while studying Interior Design abroad in Florence, Italy, that she realized she could not live without bold design (or pasta). After numerous years working at design firms in both Rhode Island and the New York City area. Michelle’s role quickly shifted to being a full time mother. Michelle is happy to be back doing what she loves as a member of the Salt team. She lives in Manasquan, NJ, with her husband Bill, their two sons Billy and Henry, and their Yellow Lab Luc. When Michelle is not reeling in her two rambunctious boys or the pup that weighs more than both of them combined, she enjoys nothing more than a day at the beach with a good book.

 

Kiera Gannon

INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

Having lived on the Jersey coast and in the mountains of Colorado, in classic Colonials, an urban row house, and most recently, a 1750 historic farmhouse, Kiera has developed an eclectic style. Each new home presented an opportunity for Kiera to design her new space, and her passion for design was born. She received her degree in Business Management, with a Studio Art minor, at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. After studying furniture design in Florence, Italy, and exploring Italian architecture and art, Kiera knew she would pursue a career in design. Her experience working with antiques helped form and grow her talent for pairing old and new. When not designing, Kiera enjoys traveling to new destinations.

 
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erin colantoni

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Erin is a Jersey Shore local and earned her degree in Communications from Loyola University after graduating from Red Bank Catholic (go Caseys). After providing a decade of top level support and operational management in the wine and spirits industry, she was drawn to the local Salt team. She lives in Wall Township, with her husband A.J. and their daughters Olivia and Paige. If she's not standing at her Varidesk in Salt's office, she can be found having a glass of red wine with friends, attending a gym class, or relaxing at home with family.

 

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