a girl after my own heart, i honestly could have never said it better... "so here is my deal. my car is filled with fabric samples, old coffee cups and crumbled up paint chips. my office is not the beautiful neat organized office you may see on the pages of a magazine. the glossy white walls and perfectly p-touched folders are an illusion. i am proud of the homes i have decorated. i think they look wonderful on my website. but people live in them and there are stains on the ottoman and the peonies only make it to the mantel for the photo shoots and parties. i feel my success comes from something one can not photograph. the most fun i have aside designing sassy bars and cute powder rooms, is creating livable rooms and becoming part of someone’s family. i watch their purse carefully and in return i gain trust. and a great house is the outcome.
so... i am just a decorator. big staff, great store or small garage office... i have not changed. i have realized that my goal is not do so many things in this industry that i forget to decorate. i still schlep lampshades in my car and the highlight of my day is going downtown to check on carpentry in a old warehouse. glamorous this job is not. however, i live and breathe to have a relationship with a home and the people that live in it. my goal is not have people remark at parties that ruthie designed the most amazing aubergine lacquered room. but it is to hear that they were treated carefully, honestly and creatively. and that... is all I need."
when i made the move last month my lovely headboard from brocade home was unable to fit in the moving truck... so i instead took my mattress and boxspring along with a metal bed frame to get by until my bed could be delivered... my mother has since decided she likes the bed (i paid for, mind you) better than anything in the whole entire world and is going to keep it in my room for when i come to visit... thus wanting me to pick out a new one! after many phone calls and emails i have decided to surrender the fight and pick out a new one... i have narrowed it down to two choices but of course cannot pick one out because the purchase is for myself and not a client... decisions, decisions! help?!
i’m a twenty something interior designer following my passion and chasing after my dreams. i started “my design diary” as online scrapbook of sorts to document and share anything and everything i find to be useful and/or inspiring. you can find me gallivanting around pittsburgh in hot pursuit towards uncovering my niche in the world of design. inspiration is my drug of choice so please, follow me along the way as i chronicle my journey towards becoming the next "it girl" designer ;) contact me by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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