A lifelong love for design
When I was ten years old I was visiting my grandmother Mill’s home, along with my parents and siblings. While the rest of the family went out shopping, I took it upon myself to completely rearrange her living and dining room — from the furniture placement down to the pictures on the wall. The way it was set up made no sense to my ten-year-old brain, and I thought I would be helpful by doing something quite different. When they returned from shopping, my parents were shocked I would do something so bold without permission, and proceeded to let me know about their displeasure. Later that same day (thankfully!) my grandmother whispered how much she liked what I had done, then winked.
At age thirteen, I was grounded for painting the walls, trim and acoustical ceiling tile in my bedroom a deep eggplant color, to compliment the eggplant-colored carpet remnant I had bought in order to execute yet another bedroom redesign. At age seventeen, I finally discovered how to put my gifts to use in a commercial setting, without upsetting my immediate family. A greenhouse redesign led to a floral shop makeover, and by the time I was in college and beyond, I was given the opportunity to design retail windows, market showrooms, and Christmas displays in both Little Rock and Dallas.
Using my talents to help others unlock the hidden potential in their homes, offices, and corporate settings is work that brings a great deal of fulfillment, purpose and pleasure to my life. I especially enjoy the new friendships that come with helping the new clients who are referred to us by our existing customers and friends.