So here’s my story: As a teen, I’d get a clothing allowance at the start of each school year. I’d pore over clothing catalogs (this was way before the internet!) and read all the latest fashion magazines. I’d check my closet, “mix and match” and make my wish list. Then I’d shop for the most clothes I could get within my budget. There it was, redesign in its early stages!
Years later, a realtor told my parents to declutter and depersonalize their home to get it sold. I helped them rearrange furniture, hang wall art, accessorize and clear excess clutter. I had an absolute blast and knew someone got paid to do this, I just didn’t know what it was called back then! Two weeks later, not only did they get an offer on the house, but on all the furniture and accessories too. That’s when I knew I was onto something-home staging.
I then researched and trained with an interior design team in Napa, CA. I became certified through Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) and the National Redesign Institute. I have a BA in psychology and have also studied color, lighting, spatial planning, visual merchandising, and floral arranging. In my spare time you’ll find me learning all I can about business development, marketing, branding, and social media. I’m kind of a nerd that way.
In my old life, I was an insurance adjuster and helped people recover from catastrophic events like fires, floods, and hurricanes. Also, my dad was a general contractor and so as a young girl, I got to help with all those home projects (they weren’t fun then, but I learned a lot!) so I have construction knowledge and project management skills to “throw in the mix” too.
And did I mention, I love, love, love thrift stores, consignment, and repurposed items? When I left my corporate job to open a small consignment boutique, I learned how to create visual displays and how to design my retail space, along with event planning and social media marketing.
All of these experiences have led me here today. I get to do what I love: help people with refreshing change. If you’re crunched for time, money or ideas, I can help you create a space that makes you happy!