Anthony grew up in Connecticut. After studying design and business, Anthony joined the family real-estate development business, which included the purchase of an historic, 51-room shoreline Inn. Purchase of the Inn proved a defining period for Anthony. He managed the on-site event planning and daily operations. This effort included interior renovations of all the guest suites, common areas and event spaces. In 1999, Anthony challenged himself again with his first retail store in Essex, Conn. Anthony was inspired by artisans in Mexico to venture into manufacturing. He started an import business and quickly expanded into a full collection of garden decor, called Venetucci Imports. In 2009, Anthony decided to concentrate on his Westbrook, Conn., retail store. It was transformed into Venetucci Home, a 12,000-square-foot destination retail experience. In 2012, he added a second boutique location in Newport, Rhode Island, where he relocated.
An accomplished award winning product/interior designer and TV personality. Dann's approach to interior decor is greatly influenced by his global clientele and extensive travel. Dann's perspective and sense of beauty circle the globe and back again to create the most gorgeous products in all categories of home and the "living well" category that he has pioneered as a designer. Dann's Lifestyle Design approach for clients includes homes, wardrobe styling and special events of the highest caliber. "Any style, anywhere, at any time" is Dann's motto, while delivering the goods and does it with fun and laughter. After all, he has become famous for his saying, "If you aren't having fun spending your money then there must be something wrong with the process." Dann believes "There are no problems, only solutions." He has a passion for living well and teaches his clients how to do the same through great design and making the right choices. He doesn't leave until the job is finished with precision.