I’ve always been fascinated by interior design. When I was a little girl, I would devour the high-end home magazines and fantasize about six and seven bedroom houses, all the while growing up in a small, Cape-Cod style house of less than 1200 square feet. I even designed my first house when I was 12. It had seven bedrooms, a 2-story indoor garden room with a waterfall and a master bedroom on the second floor with a balcony that looked down into the garden room. I should have gone into architecture or interior design as a career, but this wasn’t a common vocation in the 1970’s, especially for girls.
It wasn’t until 2000 that I made up my mind to get some kind of formal training in design. By then, I had owned and decorated several homes. Although I was for the most part satisfied with how the various rooms had turned out, I always felt like I was missing something. They were quiet, careful rooms without a lot of pattern and color. I knew I could do better but I was fearful of making a huge mistake.
I started out by taking an Introduction to Interior Design class at Canada College in Redwood City, CA. From that point on, I was hooked. 33 hours of classroom training later, I had my certificate in Interior Design and was working at a local Ethan Allen.
I’ve worked in several places since then, and I still get a thrill when I walk into a room that’s in dire need of a makeover and know that I will be able to help the homeowners create something both workable and beautiful.
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Some Portfolio Shots
Here are some pictures from my portfolio. Click on a picture to enlarge it.