Tell us About Yourself
What People Don't Know About Me
I am extremely organized. When my desk is in a disarray, I simply cannot focus. When everything is scattered, my thoughts are scattered. I am *that* girl who can't walk by a picture frame that is hung slightly crooked on the wall without having the urge to fix it. I have a slight obsession with post-it notes and I color-code everything, mostly because I just enjoy the pretty colors on my paper ;) I am so Type A personality and I attribute that to my success as being a solo-preneur.
I actually got my first "job" organizing other people's closets when I was in middle school. It was during a play date (not typical for average children), and I opened the closet and saw all the toys tumble out of it... and I asked, "Why is this here? It would be so much better like this..." and from there, boom, entire closet organized. Let me just say, all the moms started to call me to come over to their house.
What do I do when I am not designing?
This is a trick question. I feel like I am always designing or at least thinking about it. When I visit a new place, I am instantly drawn to the details. I notice things that most people don't. For example, when I goto a hotel, I remember what floor I am on because of the color of the carpet (Side Note: I actually got lost in Atlantic City with my friends and I helped find our way back to the room because I remembered the colors of the carpet and wallpaper pattern).
But to answer the question, when I am not designing; I simply just like to chill. I am such a homebody. The low-key nights having a glass of red wine with my boyfriend, friends, or family, really make me happy. My mind is always turning wheels during the day so when I have a moment to simply relax and enjoy the moment .... those are the best moments for me.
Other activities that I like to enjoy during my spare time are: hiking, yoga/hot yoga, running, snowboarding, painting, and crafting.
Giving Back to the Community
Volunteering my time to help out in the community is very important to me. Someone recently asked me, "Why is giving back so important to my business model?" For me, giving back and volunteering to help others is a no-brainer. My first taste of volunteering my design services was over 6 years ago, and I have continued ever since. My work is so gratifying on many levels. Since I was little, I always dreamt of having a career in which I would help people. I believe your home has an energy, it lifts you up when you are down, and it is there to welcome you after a long day. Everyone deserves an environment that they feel inspired to be in. To be able to bring this experience and share with others who may not have the financial ability to achieve it themselves, is incredibly rewarding. This may sound corny, but seeing the happiness on other peoples faces, makes me happy, and I LIVE for that!
I not only volunteer my design services but I also volunteer with the homeless youth at Covenant House locations. Volunteering with young people and listening to their stores, brings me back down to my roots and strips me down to the bare bones of what is truly important in life. Connecting with these beautiful young people brings me experiences that I will never forget.
What do I have planned for the future
In the near future, I will be launching my first EVER Online Course. I will be launching an e-course to teach homeowners the fundamentals of Interior Design so they can decorate their room from start to finish. I created this course to help the homeowner who needs the design help but may not have the ability to hire a professional designer. Leading up to my launch, I will be hosting Live Webinars so stay tuned... Reserve your seat here.
In five years, I plan to expand my design business and to have my own team of creative individuals. At this time, I would like to explore creating a line of products for the home including decor, fabrics, and furnishings.
I hope you found my story interesting. Want to know more about me? Ask me a question. I would love to hear from you.
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