A little about me...
I see design as a way to express our personalities and way of life through art in the way we live. Since moving across the country away from everything I have ever known, I became inspired and driven to make my new home feel like home. Comfort and expression is important for me. I prioritize a comfortable living environment surrounded by everything I love that inspires me and expresses my personal style. My style is fun, bright, eclectic, inspiring, vintage, mix of textures and prints. I love to mix modern with antique to appreciate growing and resurfacing trends.
I am a FIDM, Los Angeles Visual Communications alumni, and I began my journey in fashion styling. I began working on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, where I was a personal stylist and eventually a visual merchandiser. Shifting my focus, I decided to try styling in a different way, rather, with inanimate objects. I went into the homestaging field renting out furniture to homestaging companies and exclusive clients. I gained a lot of experience designing leasing offices up the coast of California and model units for the Irvine Company Apartment Communities.
Moving on to Pottery Barn Kids, I was a lead in-home designer, giving design consultations for children's' rooms, playrooms, and nurseries. I fell in love with serving expecting families the nursery of their dreams, and working with the kids to create their dream bedroom or play space.
Interning for Living Spaces during my last year of school, I learned all the background work of merchandising and directives for all the visual departments in the company. I made specific floor plan layouts, styling guides, and visited stores to guide the standard of styling. When graduation came around, I was hired on to join the team!
Eventually, I was ready to grow off of the knowledge I learned and take on a full styling position. I was offered a full time position in the corporate store as a visual stylist for the showroom. I was able to express my personal style as well as grow sales with my merchandising combinations and statements. A little over a year later, I promoted to Studio Operations Stylist in the production studio. I create and design rooms for website use, social media, catalogs, and occasionally tv. With little time in the position, I quickly learned Production Design and Art Direction is exactly the path I belong in. I was honored to be the production designer for many catalogs at livingspaces.com, as well as assist in numerous production campaign shoots. With managing my own shoots for design, lighting, concept, and feel, I know art direction is where I belong.
Aside from my current career, I find so much joy in flipping furniture, sourcing vintage/antique pieces, and reselling and creating a shop of my own, Decor Reform. I have such satisfaction when my designs and crafted pieces are bought and loved by others. I love to talk and write about design, and share my knowledge with others. I am very thankful for the publications I have been asked to contribute to. I also have a huge passion for photography, capturing great moments and memories. My love for design and photography is the best of both worlds with my current career path.