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I wanted to share with you a snippet from my book that was published a few months ago. This portion of my chapter truly describes what I am all about.
"My main objective is to create environments that are gathering places for families and friends to do life together.
However, I am about more than that. I believe that the home is a special hub for the best moments in life.
It is the place where you watch your kids dance around the kitchen.
It is where you and your hubby carry your kids to their bed because they fell asleep on the couch.
It's where your daughter brings a boy home for the first time, and where your family laughs around the dinner table so hard that you choke on your food.
Home is where real life happens and sometimes real life is a little bit messy.
That is why I want the homes I decorate to be a place for peace and solitude. Our society is so busy and hurried that spending time AT HOME is almost a lost art.
My goal is to connect these wonderful moments of life to the home through interior design.
I have a different perspective on design in that it isn't totally about a specific look. It's more about finding the soul of the people living in the home, and helping the client find the surroundings that makes them feel good. Decorating is about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.
Our homes should reflect what we are about, our beliefs, our experiences and family traditions. After all, homes are not just about nice things, they are about a place where you want to spend time.
I want to be known as the designer that connects these dots."
I'm working on a project at the moment where I get to do exactly what I've described above. I get up each morning, ready to make lives and homes more beautiful!