With 30 years in the trade as both a product and interior designer, Ann Sutherland founded Perennials fabrics and rugs. Her design sense, combined with her drive to ensure that fabrics would maintain their beauty under all conditions, led to the founding of the company in 1997 with her husband as a partner. Ann maintains her focus on what is most important to her. She is CEO of Perennials and Sutherland LLC, operating six multiline showrooms, four studios, including one in London, and operations in Mexico and India. Travel is an important part of her position to maintain the quality of the presentations. She is active in the industry, participating as a guest speaker, panelist and advisor for numerous design industry events. She was honored by DIFFA Dallas Chapter and is a founding sponsor of Dwell with Dignity.