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About Us

Shawn Cushing & Barry Parker, Co-Founders

We came up with the idea for Not Just Dorms after I (Shawn) moved my daughter to the University of Alabama in Fall of 2012. After spending a fortune trying to make this small dorm space "homey" and comfortable for my new Freshman in college, I knew there was an easier and more affordable way to make dorm decorating a fun and memorable experience. 

Being in the furniture business my whole life, I knew there was something I could do that would give girls (and their mothers) a way to get a custom dorm room look at a fraction of the cost. That's when my friend Barry and I decided to make use of our love for design and decorating to start a business called Not Just Dorms. While dorm rooms are our "niche," we are just what our name says- Not Just Dorms. We have helped clients with their homes, apartments, vacation homes, and countless other projects. 

 We look forward to being able to assist you in your search for the perfect dorm room or home decor - you are in the right hands! 

Annie Grady Henseler, VP Sales and Operations

Annie graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and actively involved in all aspects of student life.

With designers on both sides of her family, Annie has grown up around interior design. She does a great job assisting in choosing fabrics and products that will transform even the smallest living space into a warm and inviting home-away-from-home!