In 1980, Ann met her husband, John,
on a trip to the Holy Land. They were married that same year.
Ann and John work together in their company, Ann Platz &
Co., which houses a successful interior design company. This
is also a place where Ann authors books and provides information
concerning her speaking engagements.
Ann is well known for her Southern charm, gift of story
telling and Southern hospitality. She has brought this forth
in her design company. She comes from an extremely distinguished
and strong family herself. Ann grew up on a gracious plantation
in South Carolina. Ann is accustomed to entertaining effortlessly.
She makes sure everything she does is done from that viewpoint.
She extends that to clients and is used to doing things graciously.
She does everything to the highest denominator. She is not
pretentious and is very much appreciated by her clientele.
Personal good taste is Ann's strong suit. She has high standards
in everything she does ... the way she lives and the way she
relates to people. Her own home setting is perfection. It
expresses her and it offers comfort to everyone who enters.
Warm, hospitable, gracious ... also practical and unpretentious
... Ann Platz epitomizes the qualities people admire about
the South. Family is extremely important
to Ann. She is the mother of two daughters, Courtney Platz
and Margo McDonald, and the grandmother of Ivey, Dickson and
Morris as well as John's grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy.
Catherine and Stuart were added to the family when daughter
Margo married their father Nelson McDonald.