I chose the interiors industry because I personally believe that when your surroundings are beautiful and functional your life is much easier and more enjoyable. And, it helps that I am energized, inspired, and completely passionate about all things design.
As a young girl in rural Arkansas, I would observe my mother and her best friend, Miss Peggy, take stab after stab at re-arranging the furniture, re-hanging the pictures, and re-accessorizing the curio cabinet shelves.
Believe it or not, this had a huge impact on me. I wondered how I might help. How would I re-arrange things or what would I add? This process has influenced me in decorating and in entertaining throughout my life. Miss Peggy was quite talented and could pull it all together. My mother struggled. So, as I got older I would just do all the decorating for her. Even now, my mom and Miss Peggy take great pride in their homes, just as most southern women do.
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