How did your career path lead you to your current profession?
I earned my degree in Furnishings and Interiors from The University of Georgia, and had an internship with a design firm in London, England. I started my career as an interior designer for a high-end retail chain, then went on to work for several design firms in the Atlanta area. In 2010 I became the design assistant to the Southern Living Idea House Designer. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from each of these experiences. When I moved to Macon in late 2012 the time felt right to focus on growing my own company Couture House Interiors!
What are your biggest career challenges?
I entered the workforce just as the economy and housing market took a turn for the worst. Needless to say, being in the business of creating luxurious interiors in a down economy is quite a challenge! Although I’ve had the opportunity to work with several clients on larger budgets, I have learned out of necessity to provide an option for more budget friendly design solutions. It’s my goal to educate potential clients that hiring me to help them make the right decisions within their budget can prevent them from making costly mistakes!
What sets Couture House Interiors apart from other designers?
I pride myself in creating designs that are unique to each clients personal style. I want the space to represent their taste, not mine. I always consider my clients needs and preferences, evaluate the challenges, and offer beautiful yet functional solutions. I believe that my effort to incorporate the clients favorite pieces and treasured objects adds an element that makes each of my designs a unique success.
What is most rewarding about your job?
I believe that good design affects human behavior and function, creates mood and impacts efficiency. It’s very rewarding to help my clients create a space that effects their lifestyle in such a positive way!