I've pretty much always wanted to do interior design. When I was a kid, maybe 9 years old, I remember drawing floorplans for my parents to add an addition on to their house. I loved doodling furniture layouts and sketching out new designs for rooms. Some kids scribbled love notes or animals, I had furniture and window treatments.
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One time, a couple years later, my parents went out for dinner and I enlisted the help of my 8 year old brother to rearrange the living room. We moved a piano, a huge entertainment center, sofas, tables, etc. My parents came home minutes after we finished and nearly passed out. After making sure I knew to never do that home alone again, my mom admitted that she loved the new layout. Ever since then, I've been inspired to create spaces that people will love.
My favorite part of design is that I get to embrace so many different styles and patterns. My husband always teases me that I can design a room for someone else in heartbeat, but am very slow to move in designing our own home. It's because I truly love so many different styles. I believe each style reflects a different part of my personality and with my clients, I get to explore those more.
Design is more than just how a room looks. It's about how it makes you feel. I believe everyone deserves a space that allows them to feel comfortable being just who they are. Nothing less, nothing more.
All that's to say that I really love what I do. I get to be creative everyday and help make someone's home a happier place to be.
What more could I ask for?