Wendi S. Mannix, BA, IIDA
Wendi is an interior designer who specializes in full-service residential design.
Wendi has a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College, the number four liberal arts college in the U.S. with one of the country’s leading art history programs. She also concurrently completed 25% of the course requirements for an M.B.A. at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Wendi is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Her lifelong passion for design began when she was just five years old, when she spent endless hours drawing floor plans on newspaper print, rearranging her room, and turning cardboard Coca-Cola 6-packs into houses.
While studying Art History at Wellesley, Wendi discovered a significant new theory in the field of classical architecture and her original research was cited in a book entitled The Language of the Muses: The Dialogue Between Roman and Greek Sculpture, written by Miranda Marvin, Ph.D., Harvard University, and published by the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Wendi is the former marketing head at Costa Cruises North America who led various worldwide strategic projects based out of their corporate office in Genoa, Italy. She was also a marketing executive at the American Automobile Association’s (AAA’s) national headquarters.
She loves to travel, cook and host wine tastings. And of course, to design (and to her husband’s dismay, constantly redesign!) her home. Wendi also discovered passions for photography and the Italian language in college, and is conversational in Italian, having attended the Domus Aurea Italian Language School in Rome, Italy.
She also loves to visit her extended family in Maine, spending time with her husband and soul mate Jack, who owns a management consulting firm, her daughter Kayli, who is a senior in college and an intern with the U.S. Senate, and her twin kittens, Gabrielle and Danielle, who she recently rescued from the Miami Humane Society.