Owner, Ambiance Design
Laura Hawley is the principal and owner of Ambiance Design, a firm located in Blue Bell, PA that sells and installs custom window treatments. She started the business nine years ago after losing her job of ten years during the economic downturn of 2008. Laura started out using the installation skills she learned while working for the manufacturer. She would take crews of installers all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region installing window treatments at hotels and other commercial sites. Ambiance Design doubled its sales goals in the first year and has grown nearly 700 percent since 2009. Her favorite community service is with Bucks-Mont NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Laura has participated in several service projects with NARI, including helping to rebuild a damaged Boy Scout camp as well as installing a new roof for a family in need. The project she holds dearest to her heart was for a local disabled Marine veteran. Hawley served seven years in the Air Force and was awarded a medal for her service in Desert Storm.
Chief Executive Officer
Dan Hawley is the CEO of Ambiance Design. He is responsible for overseeing production and services to residential and business accounts, while ensuring that the firm’s customer service always exceeds the needs and expectations of its clients. After working at The Silk Companies as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Dan brings with him to Ambiance Design decades of proven experience as a leader, manager, and motivator. During his tenure with The Silk Companies LLC, Dan helped the firm become a national leader in the real estate and insurance industries through his oversight of the development and management of its business process and technology infrastructure. Dan also proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, where he acquired valuable skills in technical training, project management, and leadership.
Diane Harrington is a Design Consultant here at Ambiance Design. She brings with her over eight years of experience in both the residential and hospitality design industry. She provides design consultations pertaining to window treatments and fabrics, helping our clients feel at ease while selecting the right products to fit their needs. Diane attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York, where she received her BFA in Interior Design. Diane brings with her years of experience from her previous design positions with Gacek Design, Benjamin Moore, and Daroff Design. In her free time, Diane is involved with her church by using her acquired skills to help decorate during the holidays. She also enjoys antique shopping and traveling with her husband while they find inspiration for their art and design careers.
Andrea Mosser is Ambiance Design’s Administrative Assistant. She is the glue that holds the company together, running the showroom daily by scheduling staff and installations and providing bill care and excellent customer service. Before coming to Ambiance Design, Andrea worked for Three Springs Ministries camp and retreat as a youth group leader. With her upbeat personality and positive attitude, Andrea is the perfect face to show our company values and high expectations for customer care. She is also involved in the Young Adults Ministry at Living Hope Community Church in Dublin, PA and has led a few backpacking trips, both in the U.S. and abroad. She enjoys working within her community, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Austin Mosser is our window treatment installer, coming to Ambiance Design with a background in construction, emphasizing in carpentry. He was a carpenter’s apprentice for two years, where he learned about rough framing up to finish work, trim, and cabinets. Austin will be infusing his knowledge and experience to strengthen the Ambiance Design installation team. He has also utilized his carpentry skills on two missions’ trips to Africa to aid in improving the living conditions within the communities. In his free time, Austin is a teacher for the children’s ministry at his church, working with kids from kindergarten through second grade. He is also passionate about helping those in his community who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.
Amy Erenius is a Design Consultant for Ambiance Design. As a former in-home color consultant for Sherwin Williams and with over 20 years of experience in the window treatment business, Amy can help our valued customers pick out the best treatments suited to their needs. Full of drive and ambition, as well as a go-getter mentality, Amy had her very own workroom for 10 years. She also sold Hunter Douglas products at Snyders, which gives her the professional experience needed to be a recruiter of other designers for us at Ambiance Design. Amy is very family-oriented, going to her daughters’ karate practice and basketball games. She stays active too, going to the gym and running the Marine Corps Marathon every year. Amy enjoys cooking for her family and is passionate about traveling as well!
Emily Heacock is Ambiance Design’s Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for maintaining a strong social media presence, coordinating events at our showroom, as well as corresponding with advertising agencies. Emily graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in business, where she gained knowledge in corporate writing, public relations, and marketing. With her creative mindset, organizational skills, and passion for writing, Emily provides content and fresh ideas to represent the company. In her spare time, Emily is highly involved with her church, serving as the game leader for the kid’s AWANA clubs as well as on the young adult’s leadership team. Emily enjoys staying active and being outdoors, while spending time with family and friends.