For more than 25 years I have built a reputation for great style, taste and quality through my namesake firm DANN Inc. I began working on my own as an extra credit project my senior year of school at Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have honed my craft with clients across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
After years of creating custom items for client’s homes, the Dann Foley Lifestyle brand was a natural extension of those efforts. I bring a unique global perspective to my designs through years of international clientele, extensive travel and a passion for all things beautiful. For me the idea of home goes well beyond the acquiring of the things, it is a desire to share my idea of “Living Well” with everyone I meet.
From the start I envisioned the Dann Foley Liflestyle (DFL) brand to be high style with my signature 3 A’s of Design… Accessible, Available and Affordable. The DFL licensing program was never meant to be just a name on a label. I design every product myself. Yet, I still consider each license a partnership between the manufacturer and me. The process is a true design collaboration involving all phases from the factory to marketing, to ensure I offer a product that is well made, accessible and beautiful. I have never wanted to create product for a lofty few to sing my praises, I create product that will appeal to buyers and consumers alike.
I have always recognized the power of television as the most useful tool in marketing my work and my brand. Shows like NBC’s American Dream Builders and Showtime’s The Real L Word have given me the opportunity to prove to that I can entertain and inspire viewers about the “Dann Brand.”
In the only 2 years since the Dann Foley Lifestyle licensing programs officially launched (which coincided with the premier of American Dream Builders) I have garnered both industry attention and record sales of some of my products, earning me 5 Platinum and Gold ADEX, Excellence in Design Awards, a Pinnacle Award nomination and, my most coveted nomination to date, the ARTS Award nomination in the product design category.
By combining style, sophistication and my 3 A’s of product design I am offering buyers and consumers alike more than just product, I am offering them a chance to create their own personalized style. My newest bedding lines are a perfect example of how a buyer/consumer can purchase my perfectly curated and coordinated looks for the bed or create their own look by combining my many exclusive patterns, colors and textures into their perfect haven. I am also offering dozens of decorative pillows and shams from the simple to elaborate and gorgeous drapery panels to round out the look for the bedroom or any room of the home.
My lifestyle brand has been a long time in the making because I wanted to get it right… A favorite motto of mine is, any style, anywhere, at any time. I am here to stay!
A native of Baltimore and Philadelphia, PA, Jeff grew up in a very close family and has lived in Palm Springs full-time for the past 12 years with Marty his life partner of 32 years (husband for the past 8 years) and his Mom, who moved here. Jeff met his husband in graduate school at Loyola University, Chicago where he attained a masters degree in Philosophy from Loyola & Fordam Universities with a focus on aesthetics. Five years ago he started Jeff Weyant Design, INC., focusing on architectural renovations and additions, interior design, and art curation and has received Modernism Week’s award for adaptive re-use of an historical building for the restoration and renovation of Donald Wexler’s 415 Building. Previously, Jeff spent a career as an Art and Design/Product & Business Development Director for at first a boutique and then for an international visual merchandising company.
A founding member and leader of Gifted and Called LGBTQ Catholics and a member of St. Theresa’s Parish Council, Jeff is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ equality and justice in the Church and with husband Marty established the Weyant-Massiello Charitable Trust ten years ago, the focus to improve the quality of life of the marginalized and impoverished through equality and justice driven initiatives and opportunities. They’ve also been benefactors and members of Verbum Dei High School’s (Watts Los Angeles) adopt a student program for ten years and are currently working on the establishment of an LGBTQ+ equity and safe-space program for Verbum Dei young men most of whom are who are black and brown. Longtime supporters and Ocotillo Club members of The Center their recent generous donation helped establish The Center Coachella.
In their spare time they love to cook, hang with family and friends, swim, watch movies, attend operas and travel internationally. Italy is heaven on earth for them. They’re keen art lovers and collectors with a primary focus on brutalist sculpture, Japanese wood block prints, and mid-century porcelain.
R2dDESIGN is a boutique design firm specializing in residential, commercial and interior design projects. Every project is personally led by Robert Rotman, principal and founder of R2dDESIGN.
Robert has vast experience with a wide range of projects that span Northern and Southern California and Texas. He has worked on numerous single and multi-family residential projects, both remodels and new construction, as well as institutional, education and commercial interiors. Some of the projects Robert has worked on have been honored by the AIA, Pacific Coast Builders Conference and American Schools and Universities. Robert’s work has also been featured in Interior Design magazine and Curbed LA.
Good design begins with developing great relationships. Robert believes that design is a collaborative process; a dialogue between the client, designer, consultants and contractor to explore ideas and to challenge preconceived notions in order to create an environment that personifies the clients’ needs and desires. Through the manipulation of form and light and the creative use of materials, color and texture, Robert has been able to achieve timeless designs that enhance his clients’ lifestyles.
R2dDESIGN is committed to providing an exceptional level of service while meeting project goals within prescribed deadlines and budgets. We guide our clients from concept to project completion and can offer additional services such as designing custom furniture and finishes, consulting on the selection of artwork and 3-d renderings.