Guest Profile

Jeanette Knudsen

Jeanette Knudsen is an award winning interior designer located in Mesa, AZ. Her company, Design For A Life Span, specializes in Toe Tag Homes®, Design for Aging and Universal Design, something that fits families as they grow and change. She is the only designer in the area to serve on the National Design for Aging Council for the American Society of Interior Designers. She is an Author, a Certified Living in Place Professional, and an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.


In her first round of college, she took an elective course in interior design…and loved it. Too late to change majors, she enjoyed bringing out the best in her own home as she raised two sons, and spent 20+ years working in the banking industry. While in school she watched her grandmother being forced into leaving her beloved home for a senior rehabilitation facility, (a move that made her very unhappy), Jeanette decided to specialize in Design for Aging & Universal Design.


Among her accomplishments, she redesigned a home newly purchased by an 88-year old woman who cherishes her freedom to live next door to her daughter. Jeanette is an expert in how to continue to live in the homes of our choice as long as possible. Her gift is the ability to take her client’s vision and create a timeless look that anyone, of any age, would find beautiful as well as easy to live in.