Nava & Jim Rozati
Jim's natural love for design originally set him on an engineering path. He earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama - before entering the UA graduate school of Structural Engineering.
He moved to Decatur, GA in 1980 and worked at an engineering consulting firm, where he led diverse projects throughout the Metro-Atlanta area, including MARTA. Due to corporate down-sizing, he found himself at a career crossroad and recognized the opportunity to return to his roots: pursuit of his true passion and family's business: furniture, fabric, color and design.
He sought to fulfill a need in Atlanta for a full-service home design center and founded Home Fashion Center in 1990. The business continued to expand and now exists as Home Fashion Interiors.
Jim demonstrated his commitment to clients' needs by founding his signature Rozati Collection, exclusive to HFI. He continues to update HFI's stunning showroom, always following the latest and most practical trends in the home furnishing industry.
When he is not onsite at HFI, you might find him around Alpharetta - on the tennis court, supporting his daughter at King's Ridge Christian School, or cheering on his alma mater with a heart-felt "Roll Tide". His life-long quest for cutting edge design and creativity is nurtured by traveling worldwide with his family.
We all know that behind every good man is an exceptional woman. Nava shares Jim's passion for furniture, color and interior design. She works alongside Jim, participating in daily decision-making with a special focus on accounting and book keeping.
As a result of her background in the hospitality industry, her commitment to customer service is evident throughout the entire Home Fashion Interior experience.
Meet Our Designers
Joy brings 23 years of home decorating experience to HFI. Her work can be found throughout the Southeast - Nashville, TN; Calabash, NC; along 30-A in the Florida Panhandle - to name a few.
She specializes in high-end residential, as well as commercial spaces. She has extensive experience with space planning and working with blueprints. A few of her most memorable projects include the golf clubhouse at Crow Creek, near Myrtle Beach, SC; First Baptist Church, Dalton, GA and a surgeon's 28,000 sq. ft. home in Metro-Atlanta.
An avid shopper, her passion for fashion influences her ability to create traditional, beautiful spaces that are timeless and classic. She's met wonderful people over the years and enjoys a steady flow of repeat business. She attributes this to working closely with clients to ensure their vision is carried through.
Her best advice: Rather than going for a design quick fix, spend a little more and decorate for the long run.
When Joy is not shopping or designing spaces, she enjoys traveling to tropical climates and spending time with her husband and their favorite 3-year-old, Brody – a Maltese.
Maureen studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Her work has appeared in publications including Atlanta Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens.
After making herself comfortable at Home Fashion Interiors for 17 years, bringing clients in to browse, she recently became an "official" part of the family and design team.
Her most notable project: The 2002 Builders' Show House; Lakeside at Ansley, winning 9 of 20 awards, including best use of color. In fact, the owner recently hired her to update their master bedroom and bath!
Color and window treatments are her strengths. Maureen enjoys bringing a home together and has a special gift for blending styles from previous homes into new ones. She often hears that she stays on top of things, yet makes redecorating a pleasant experience, offering a calming effect throughout the process.
"Clients are terrified of making a color mistake; I enjoy helping them choose their pallets."
She appreciates the owners of HFI, who constantly bring in new things that keep people coming back. She "could change her own home every week" because of her access to high end furniture and fabrics. Maureen has lived in Europe and derives inspiration from her experiences traveling abroad.
Native-Atlantan, Felipe, is HFI's delivery manager. A gentle giant, Felipe worked at Ferguson's before joining the HFI team.
His position is considered most important at HFI, because he represents the company in clients' homes – where he typically wears sock-feet and gloves when making deliveries.
When Felipe is not thrilling local homeowners with delivery of their new furnishings, he enjoys moonlighting as a DJ for parties, weddings and clubs.