My home is very me! It is traditional, but liveable for a young family. For example, we have rattan woven baskets that house all the girls’ toys.
However, my mantra is a home is meant to be lived in, if something gets a little beat up it gives it character!
How do you feel your interior taste has changed since having children, and what are your must-haves in the home for raising a young family?
My taste hasn’t changed that much, just more my perspective. I used to get upset if something had a scratch or nick, but now I just let it slide.
I have bigger fears now like my kids are going to jump off my coffee table!
How do you find managing your own business and family life?
It isn’t easy—I feel like I always have about 100 balls in the air at once. I would say try to compartmentalize. When you are at work give 100%
in that moment and the same as when you are at home with your family.
Also surround yourself with strong support systems.
If a new parent wanted to enter the field, what advice would you give them?
Think long and hard—just kidding! It is an amazing outlet for creativity, but you have to be able to manage and set client’s expectations.
That is probably the hardest part of the job.
What has been your favourite project so far?
Really any project where I have creative freedom. When the client trusts me to take the reins and create a home that reflects their own personal style--
that is when the magic happens. Those types of projects are not only a dream, but also the most successful.