Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into design.
I am an LA native—I went to college here in LA and studied business. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do after college, but knew I liked to be creative. I landed a job at a marketing agency after getting my MBA and spent five years grinding it out and definitely learning what I did not want to do. I left the agency and freelanced for a fashion designer in NYC, and traveled back to work NY Fashion Weeks twice a year for the next two years.
In the midst of that, my husband and I bought a home in LA and we quickly remodeled it. Then, through friends and family, I began to get inquiries to help people with their homes (which, at the time, I thought was crazy—because I really didn't believe I was doing anything special). Everything just started to fall into place and I began to feel super fulfilled by what I was doing.
My husband then decided to get into real estate development, and we joined forces and the rest is history. People always ask if I went to school for design and I definitely did not, I simply had a passion and followed it. I hit some bumps along the way but learned from them all and pressed on.