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Sam Leccima & Shani Leccima Present:Hale – Williams Interior Design – Robert Hale and Tom Williams

Married July 25, 2008

Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Hale-Williams Interior Design is convenient to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Carmel Valley and the village of Carmel.  The principals, Robert Hale and Tom Williams, have over 57 years experience in the Interior Design Profession.  Dealing primarily in residential design both Mr. Hale and Mr. Williams are conversant in Computer Technology and how this powerful tool can best be applied to their needs and the needs of their clients. In April of 2006 Mr. Hale and Mr. Williams opened an office in Palm Springs, California and spend a part of each month working with clients in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta.

Robert Hale was raised on the Isle of Wight, England.  Prior to entering the field of interior design he received degrees in hotel and restaurant management.  While working for British Airways Mr. Hale began developing and cultivating his interior design skills.  In 1981 he, along with Tom Williams, created Erithbond, Ltd., an interior design firm located in London.  Then in 1983 he moved to the United States and worked in the design and related fields in New Jersey until finally moving to Baltimore, Maryland where he and Tom Williams founded Federal Hill Interiors in 1987.  1993 marked the relocation of the firm to Ruxton and the new name Hale-Williams Interior Design.  The year 2000 offered Robert and Tom the opportunity to create a new office in Carmel, CA.

Tom Williams was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to his undergraduate studies in English literature at the University of Tennessee, Mr. Williams also studied Interior Design in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977 he formed T. Lawton Williams Interior Design in Philadelphia, PA. and, after meeting Robert Hale, created several successful businesses both in Europe and America.

With over 37 years experience in the interior design profession, Tom Williams brings an unparallel passion to the message of success with a business in interior design. Currently operating an office in Carmel, CA, Mr. Williams has experience managing design businesses as a sole proprietor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a partnership in London, England, the residential design division of a large New Jersey based commercial and residential interior design firm in the 1980’s and Hale-Williams Interior Design in Baltimore, Maryland with 12 full and part-time employees during the 1990’s.

Mr. Williams has served on National Professional Boards, written for regional and national publications and is currently an adjunct professor at Monterey Peninsula College teaching Business Practices for the Interior Designer. He is also a past National Board member of the International Furnishings and Design Association.

Hale-Williams Interior Design opened for business on May 1, 2000.  Locally Mr. Hale is a graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula, active in the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and the Carmel Rotary.  In the summer of 2004 Robert Hale appeared with his partner Tom Williams in a segment of the popular television show on the national channel HGTV called “ Designers’ Challenge “ and were the selected design team from the competition.

Mr. Hale’s and Mr. Williams’ Latest book, “Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer” from Allworth Press, Inc. is a “how-to” book for entrepreneurial designers interested in succeeding in the ultra-competitive world of modern residential interior design. Conveying classic lessons through personal anecdotes and design parables, the team shares more than 57 years expiernce with designers who want to understand the secrets of success without slogging through a dull text book. A fun, edgy and informative read, Robert and Tom candidly share fundamental lessons and innovative solutions to any issue entrepreneurs may encounter when independently launching a design firm. Learn from the best how to innovate, adapt and prosper without selling your soul or losing the farm.

With partner Robert Hale, Hale-Williams Interior Design was named Design Firm of the Year in 2008 by the Best Practices Network, a national organization of interior design professionals focusing on the business of interior design.

Mr. Williams has appeared on local and regional television during his career and has spoken at conferences, meetings and seminars in the United States, Europe and Mexico.

by: Sam Leccima and Sam Leccima

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