Bess Rosefield Ehmcke
Bess Rosefield Ehmcke, Owner and Lead Representative with The Best of BESS, is a trusted partner to interior designers and businesses seeking commercial furniture, fabric, lighting, artwork and mirrors to fulfill their creative vision. Her unique consultative approach and a desire to provide clients with the very best she has to offer is what inspired the creation of The Best of BESS. With an eye for design and an instinct for color, Bess delivers best value solutions that are timely delivered and an accurate reflection of her clients’ quality standards.
The 25 years of industry experience Bess has procured in both design and sales provides the foundation for her current business. She independently designed and merchandised multiple fabric and upholstery lines for over 10 years. She currently serves as an independent sales representative to commercial enterprises including hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, decorative distributors, corporate, and government organizations. In addition to her commercial experience, she served as an interior design consultant for single family residences and was a featured designer in Elle Décor magazine. Her creative contributions have also been profiled in several other nationally-recognized publications including Furniture Today and Casual Living. Bess lives in Charlotte, NC and has served as Chair of the Steering Committee and Chair of Programming for the NC chapter of the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) and is an International Interior Design Association (IIDA) member of the Carolinas Chapter. She continues to travel throughout the Carolinas, sharing her creative passion and boundless enthusiasm to bring out the best in herself, and in others.
April Duckworth is the Office Manager for the The Best of BESS. Her responsibilities include client communications, outreach, education, marketing, and presentations.
April has a professional background in higher education, community outreach, project management of national art and music integration programs, curriculum design, and is also a published children’s author. April has been recognized on the university level for exceptional teaching and critical thinking skills, and also has an extensive portfolio of curriculum content in which she has written and implemented into schools and enrichment programs. April is originally from the Bluegrass state of Kentucky, but has called Charleston home for five years.