Amanda Davis Carreon is a Gainesville native. She is the fourth generation in her family to be in the furniture and design industry. Her mother, Jerome Davis, owned a wonderful furniture store, The Glen Addie Collection, for most of her childhood and Amanda always enjoyed setting up the vignettes and organizing the warehouse.
It was at her mother’s furniture store where Amanda realized she had a passion for working with people, making beautiful spaces, and improving the functionality of every space she worked on.
After a wonderful childhood in Gainesville, Amanda, moved to Louisiana to attend Louisiana State University. She was awarded a full tuition scholarship in music and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She teaches privately and works as an Enrichment Teacher at Ft. Clarke Middle School and Buchholtz High School. Amanda is also the director of the Gainesville Flute Ensemble. The flute ensemble has been recognized at both the state and national level. Amanda’s music background instilled in her, her attention to detail and dedication to making each project as perfect as possible.
In college and after graduation Amanda worked for Chico’s, FAS, (a high end women’s clothing store) as the assistant store manager and found her love of fashion. With the family business in the furniture and design industry, her experience in the fashion industry, and her passion for functional and beautiful spaces led her to her start a custom closet business, A Divine Closet.
Amanda is very active in the community as well through, Children’s Home Society – Mid Florida Division. She is the Vice President of this organization that benefits abused and neglected children of Gainesville and surrounding counties. For the second year in a row Amanda will be the chair for the Puttin’ on the Ritz silent auction which is the organizations largest fundraiser. She is also a member of Linkedin Women of Gainesville, a local group for women in business in Gainesville.
Children’s Home Society
Children are very important to A Divine Closet. This is why we have partnered with the Children’s Home Society. The Children’s Home Society works with families all over Florida in order to provide safe, nurturing homes for children. They provide education and counseling to struggling parents, including in-home services. They provide safe shelter for those who have been abused by their parents, and help arrange for the adoption of children into loving families.
The Children’s Home Society is fighting for the well-being of Florida’s kids, and we at A Divine Closet support them and their mission.