Cohabitating 101

If you’re like me and you think you’re perfect, let me break it to you gently.. you’re not. We’re not. It’s so sad and unfortunate but it’s true.

The good news is, no one you know is either. We all have our oddities - habits, routines, likes and dislikes - and sometimes we don’t become aware of them until we start sharing a space with another person for an extended period of time…

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My Why, My Purpose

As I’ve ventured down this entrepreneurial path of sharing my love for design with the world, I have found it critical to stay connected to my “why” - to stay true to my mission and quiet the internal and external pressures I’ve navigated to date. I also find it important to share why I’m doing what I’m doing because it allows my audience (aka you!) to connect with me, and resonate with bits of my story, my outlook and my purpose.

I seek deep-rooted fulfillment through helping others enhance their lives and interpersonal relationships. But, how does that relate back to my interior design business? Let me explain.

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Bathrooms as Sanctuaries

Believe it or not, bathrooms are spaces we often seek out for relaxation. Perhaps it’s for a soothing bubble bath or just a quick escape from a crowded restaurant or miserably long and drawn out meeting, but in any case, bathrooms offer us a momentary pause to regroup and check in with ourselves. They affect how we feel on the inside which impacts how we feel and act outside of them. Therefore, striking a certain level of tranquility is key, for residential design as well as commercial spaces.

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The Pink Flamingo

I recently tallied up the number of times I’ve moved residences in my life and it totaled to 19. NINETEEN. I got exhausted just counting them…

DC/Maryland, California, Madrid, Colorado, New York City and back to Colorado (with multiple moves in each place). Taxing? Yes. But if I could go back and do it all over, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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How to Make or Break Open Shelving

Open shelves are a hot trend right now, and it’s not just limited to residential kitchens. Built ins and bookshelves are popping up in bathrooms, living rooms, libraries, offices, bars, restaurants, hotels, and elsewhere. When styled well they add personality and the a chic decorative touch, but when the display isn’t thoughtfully crafted, it can lead to a space feeling chaotic and disorganized.

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