When I was little my mom worked at the public library. Naturally I got to spend time thumbing through books and magazines. Of course I read my fair share of The Babysitters Club, the Cat Fancy magazine and, especially loved the little laminating machine that made the library cards. But most of all I loved Martha Stewart magazine. It was my favorite. Every page was full of beautiful rooms, perfect colors palettes and the "good things" section. I think I was 8. Since then I have been hooked on all things beautiful for the home.
One year I found a room in those Martha Stewart pages that I just loved. A pale blue and sage green. I peeled off the wall paper in my room and painted it those perfect colors. I even save my money to buy the perfect bedspread to match. I was 10.
I walk into rooms are rearrange them. Moving couches, pictures and, picking colors to make them more like "home". I really find great joy in making houses, homes. A place where a family can be comfortable and feel proud of owning.
What am I getting at? My passion. Truthfully it is hard to admit this out loud to myself. I feel like it could be looked at a frivolous. That my passion should be something huge like teaching under privileged kids or something. It is also hard to say "hey! I am good at this." Without feeling boastful. You know what.... I love interior design and I am good at it. Do I know all the rules? No. Does everything I touch turn out fabulous? No. But I love it and I want to do more of it.
This isn't something that is new to me. I have thought about it for years. How do I do what I love, get enough courage to put myself out there, and feel like others would want the service that I provide? I guess I will never really know until I do it. I am starting small, just dipping my toes in the water. It could go nowhere but who knows? Maybe what I lay awake thinking about at night will be bigger then I could have ever imagined.
I want to help you love your home!
- I can help you with a space you are struggling to finish
- Bathrooms, living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, offices
- Gallery walls
- shopping for decor
- Choosing curtains, textiles, wall colors and over color palette for rooms
- Accent or focal walls
- I am not currently able to offer painting full rooms or refinishing large pieces of furniture but larger manual labor things can be negotiated and added into my fee. Just ask! We maybe able to work out something that works for you.
$25 flat fee +
$12 an hour
Outside of Surprise there will be a travel fee.
I can work with what you have but it is best for you to have a budget to get a few new things.
I can work in any budget no matter how big or small. A little creativity goes a long way!