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Audrey Peterson Kline

January 1, 2019
Owner, Audrey’s Classic Designs Audrey Peterson Kline is the owner of Audrey’s Classic Designs, a custom home furnishings business in upstate New York since 1991. Her work as been featured in numerous Saratoga Parade of Homes, the 2015 Albany Vanguard Showcase home and Old House Interiors Magazine as well as hundreds of local homes in the area. She has attended domestic and international trade shows and seminars to expand her knowledge of the design business. Before starting her business, Audrey was a buyer for a chain of department stores in Schenectady, NY. In the early days of her business, she had the opportunity to design prototypes for Swany America Corporation. When they became a sponsor for the men’s and women’s US Olympic bobsled, luge and skeleton teams for the Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics, Swany looked to Audrey to supply all the custom-made competition suits. This caught the attention of Hollywood and led to costuming for several movies, including G.I. Jane, U.S. Marshals and Planet of the Apes. Other costuming experiences include fabricating over 200 custom riding jackets for the horse show market of dressage through a catalog called Riding Right. Audrey is a member of Window Covering Association of America and The Custom Home Furnishing Network. Her volunteer focus includes being a Vestry Member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she has been an active fundraiser to support a program called NOAH (Needy Or Alone and Hungry), feeding those in need every Sunday of the year. She is a founding supporter and previous board member of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association, established to recognize Stanton as an early pioneer of women’s rights. Audrey has been a member of Soroptimist International, an organization supporting scholarships for young women. Audrey earned her associate degree in fashion merchandising from Northwood University with honors, and her bachelor’s degree in business (focusing on retailing of clothing and textiles) from Michigan State University with honors. She and her husband George live in Johnstown, New York.