Holy moly - I've officially been in business for a year! It has gone by so fast and I've learned so much over the past 12 months.
I've been reflecting on how I was able to start my own business in the design field over the past few weeks and wanted to share some gratitude with those who helped me make it happen. A big thanks to my friend (and fantastic designer herself) Whitney, who encouraged me to look into programs in Boston for interior design after I expressed interest in making a career change. My school buddy Sarah who always offered good advice and brought along a sense of humor during our many classes at the BAC. My teacher Janine - thank you for pushing me to try new things that were out of my comfort zone. Fellow designer Kelly for answering my (many) questions and encouraging me to go for it when I was ready. To all my friends who were enthusiastic cheerleaders along the way. My brother and brother-in-law for encouraging me to take a risk and make it happen. My parents for always believing in me. And of course my husband Nick for supporting my decision to go out on my own and standing by me at every step along the way. I could not have done it without you!
And of course I'm SO thankful for my clients who took a risk working with a new designer and for being great partners in the design process. I have loved working with each and every one of you. You've all helped me grow as a designer.
Moving forward I'm excited to take what I've learned and bring that knowledge into the next chapter of my business, while still taking some risks and pushing myself to learn more. I hope to be blogging more regularly and sharing more updates on various projects I'm working on as well and am aiming to become more involved in the Boston design community through networking and philanthropic events like the Heading Home to Dinner event in October (Don't forget to get your tickets here!)
I'll leave you with a short slide show of the projects I worked on this past year. Cheers to the next year!
Photographs by Sabrina Cole Quinn, Jourieh Alicea, and Marisol Marquez.