Ann Walsh, Owner & Founder

Ann has worked in furniture and design for over thirty years. Before starting IRNE in 2001, she learned the ins-and-outs of the furniture industry as a corporate director, showroom store manager, contract sales manager, and human service marketing manager. Her decades of experience furnishing spaces in the social service sector — paired with a degree in Interior Design from Drexel University — has helped her business thrive for the last fifteen years.

When she’s not hard at work, Ann stays active, gardening, painting and biking. She loves relaxing with her two dogs and having her children visit wonderful, rural Princeton, MA. (No Traffic!) Ann believes strongly in philanthropy and supports many of causes that she works with. 

Please contact Ann at if you are interested in working with Ideal or you may reach her by phone in the office at 978-464-5055 or on her cell 978-621-6425.


Amy Williamson, Office Manager


Amy has been with IRNE for the past two and a half years, slowly taking on more responsibility in the company. As the general assistant, Amy helps to keep Ann and our Ideal office organized and running smoothly. Lately, Amy has been busy updating the office and Ideal Residences of New England for the new age.  (Follow us on social media for updates and product releases! Links below)

Amy is a Massachusetts native, who recently purchased her first home. She loves to travel and see the world and meet its people, but has always considered New England her home. She is the mother of one boy and one dog and enjoys reading, gardening, and outdoor activities.

If you have any questions about the company or website, or would like to work with us please contact Amy at or by phone at 978-413-2414. She is looking forward to hearing from you!


Ashely Stowe, CAD Designer

Ashely graduated from Wentworth Institute of
Technology with a degree in Interior Design.
While at Wentworth she played intercollegiate basketball for all four years. She continued on to study facilities management at Pratt Institute. After that she worked at Robb & Stucky Furniture and Interiors as design assistant. She interned at the NYPL and MSG within building operation departments currently works at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals as facilities associate as well as helping us out over here at IR. Before doing design with us, some projects she worked on include the Brookview House in Dorchester and The JP Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Plain. 

She manages the James Stowe Foundation for Testicular Cancer Research, more information available at: We are excited to welcome Ashley to the team.