I’m going to get real with you here for a minute, then we will be onto the fun stuff. I promise! I was never planning on pursuing Interior Design before. I actually went to school and for Child and Youth Studies, and was in the field for 10 years.
Making the transition from Child and Youth Worker to Interior Designer was a huge decision for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job. I loved the people I worked with and am so happy to call them friends. When making the decision to leave, there were emotions. Big ones, and lots of them. But let me tell you, there is no looking back. Creating makes me happy, helping others makes me even happier, and this is a job where I can do both.
Ever since I was younger I loved decorating. To this day, my dad still jokes about the hideous (to him!) lime green I chose for my bedroom when I was a young teenager. It was a basement bedroom, ok? I wanted something bright. And did I care what he thought of it? No, because I absolutely loved it and it made me happy. Plus I was over the horse bedspread and border I had with taupe coloured walls before that…
I promise my tastes have since changed and you will not see any citrus green walls in my home. Well, there was some when we moved in, but we have since painted over them. Except the bathroom, but I am working on it!
I completed my Interior Design program while working full-time first at the high-school and then at Structube selling home furnishings, which is where I am now. I love it because I can talk to others about their homes and their styles, and make new connections. My partner told me I had to refrain from buying anything for the first few months, but that didn’t go very well…
I promise you this, I will never stop learning. New trends are always popping up, design “rules” are changing, and I am excited to learn more about the history part of design. I am most excited to see my clients homes and help them transform them. My partner Jay is very excited that I will now be designing in other people’s homes, so that I stop touching ours. Ha! Little does he know, I have big plans….
Thank you for following along on this adventure with me. It truly means the world. I am excited to help you make your dream space, just the way you want it!