About The Swans
The Swans boasts a team of seasoned, talented professional designers and artists to support the ever growing demands of our Swans’ customers.
Owner / Founder
Mary Blake, founder and owner of the Seven Swans, is a nationally published, award winning designer. She established the Swans Atelier in the Conroe/Montgomery area in 2014 in order to showcase unique finds and custom pieces for the fastest growing county in the U.S. But, back in 1975 after her studies at Texas A & M with an emphasis in business, she went to work for a local home and commercial builder. Hired to be a Business Administrator, Mary soon took over all the design work in the firm. Eventually she moved to Newport Beach, California, where she purchased an existing Marine Electronics and Yacht Maintenance Company and changed the emphasis to Luxury Yacht Remodels.
Once back in Texas, Mary began working with a high-end custom homebuilder interfacing between the clients, the architects, the subs and the Design Center to assist the homeowner in achieving a less stressful and more successful design package for their new home. She eventually moved on to working one on one with clients in the area wherein she recently opened The Swans, an Atelier where clients and Designers can meet, see, touch and discuss the options available to make their home and projects as beautiful, comfortable and functional as possible.
Ann Blake, born on Galveston island, is a fine artist and the creative force behind the Swans Atelier’s unique design perspective. After her studies in Fine Art at the University of Texas in Austin, Ann moved to England where she resided for 3 years where she was heavily influenced by the architecture, museums and the local artists in Europe. After traveling extensively throughout the world for decades, living half of her life in Southern California and then the Berkshire Mountains of New England, Ann came home to Texas and has been instrumental in the establishment of the current Swans’ Atelier while working closely on many of the Swans projects. Ann addis just that special touch that only an artist of such life experiences and trained eye could add. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her new art studio built on old family land just west of Montgomery, Texas where she will continue to create her paintings, some in acrylics and some in oil and some for sale by the Swans.