I always love getting emails from readers. Over the years, I have gotten many requests for interior design work and in the past, I referred those readers to other designers who I trust and respect. More recently however, I have felt up to the challenge of designing spaces for others. I’ve worked on my own home and have done design work for friends and relatives, not to mention all of the styling work I did for High Gloss, but lately, I have really felt like my calling may be to someday delve into interior design, the field I am so passionate about, full time. In the meantime, I have been taking on some projects for readers and friends.
I recently helped a reader with her living room and dining room. She and her husband wanted spaces that were tailored and polished, yet relaxed and family-friendly since they have two small children and a dog. They’re young, hip, and sophisticated and wanted their home to be a reflection of that without feeling like it was off-limits to their kids or pet. I recommended polished pieces with classic lines done in casual, family-friendly fabrics like linen, cotton, and aged leather. They’re thrilled with the result and I have to say, I love it, too!