You have quite an interesting career path! How did you end up working in the world of interiors?
My first job out of college was at a fashion PR agency in NYC, which became an experience akin to The Devil Wears Prada. After cutting my teeth across most aspects of the fashion industry, I was most drawn to event production. After gaining experience producing major fashion shows and events during NYFW, I eventually landed in LA producing events including celebrity birthday parties, after parties for major award shows, music festivals and weddings. I loved what I was doing but the long hours and fast-paced inherent to the industry led me to reconsider my priorities.
Not dissimilar to the author of Eat, Pray, Love, I needed time to re-discover my purpose so I flew to Peru where, after some reflection, I realized that my source of inspiration and joy in event planning was really the creation of beautiful spaces – but their temporary nature left me frustrated and unsatisfied. I wanted to create spaces that people could enjoy and grow with for years, not just a single evening, and so I began focusing on interior design. Although I had no traditional education in interiors, I am fortunate that people believed in me from the get-go, and I started designing any size project in my eagerness to learn as quickly as possible. Although my career has evolved, I have never felt surer and more excited about my path than right now!