I’ve been designing and decorating homes for over thirty years and started my own business in 1997. I am currently an associate member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IDS (Interior Design Society), and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). I enjoy creating spaces for each of my clients that are both visually stimulating and functionally satisfying. Each project brings new challenges and each its own sense of satisfaction. I never grow tired of seeing the amazing transformation that takes place and the joy and satisfaction of my clients when a project is complete.
Extensively trained at a local design center for 5 1/2 years I received both in depth training as well as “real life” design experience working with new home buyers – guiding their selections from the ground floor up. This included exterior details as well as interior details. I was also the selected designer for all of the spec homes in the DFW area for Toll Brothers – a high volume, luxury builder. As with new home buyers this included everything from exterior details such as: roofing, brick, stone, stucco, lighting, doors, etc.- to interior details such as paint, flooring, kitchen, bath, hardware, lighting, etc. While employed at the design center I became the designer for special design projects which encompassed model homes, store vignettes, commercial design projects and residential design. My design partner and I were awarded the Summit Award and REI Home Design Award at the 2009 Home Solutions National Conference for one of our model homes in San Antonio. In addition to this hands on experience I learned the basic principles of design such as scale and proportion, rhythm and harmony, balance, emphasis and details, lighting and color. It was valuable design training and experience that I’ve carried with me throughout my career.
In 1997 I began my own business and have been juggling the crazy world of being a small business owner, the demands of interior design and the challenges of raising a family ever since. Now, with my third and youngest child off to college, two married sons and three young grandchildren – the challenge of juggling it all still continues. But, I feel blessed beyond words and hope that in both career and family I can make a positive difference in people’s lives.
I firmly believe in the adage, “God first, family second, career third,” and though it’s a daily challenge I do try my best each and every day. And, when I fail……I take a deep breath, turn it over to the Lord and give it another go.
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