Just a Girl who Decided to GO FOR IT!
I remember when I was perhaps 14 or so, I began discovering my passion for Design.
Finding the perfect "balance" in a room was something that just came naturally.
I discovered how Colour was so exciting!! I loved how the perfect colour would make me feel!
My passion continued throughout the years, my friends would always comment favorably on how my homes had always looked.
Soooo...... I made the decision to take my first Interior Design course.
After a few years, I eventually became a Colour Consultant for Benjamin Moore.
Colour! Wow! It is one amazing element! I absolutely LOVE colour!
We won the prestigious Consumer Choice Award the year I joined the team. Then again the next year, and the year after that. This was one of my defining moments in my career choice.
I had to do more.
Then I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to build my own Custom home, twice, and to actually Design them myself.
It was an amazing experience, and It was then that I discovered another level to my Designing passion!
I wanted to be a Kitchen Designer!
My second home became one of the floor plans offered as an option within the Builders portfolio, and the kitchen was featured in Western Living magazine.
I was always frustrated by the way the layouts of homes did not make sense.
I always felt as though they were not designed for the way that you use them.
Little things like.... outlets...… never where you need them!
Well, I got to have everything EXACTLY how I felt made sense.
So, I decided to " Go For It!"
I Took my Kitchen Design Training and I have been Designing Kitchens, baths, laundry rooms... etc., ever since.
THIS is what I was meant to do!
That is how I Design today. I look at a space for how it makes sense, and how well it functions for the families that use it.
I lived most of my life in the country, and if I could not live in the country, I tried to have my home as far out of the city as I could.
I love the feel of the relaxed atmosphere of country life. The beauty that surrounds you,
This has shaped my Designing Style.
My other passions are cooking,
my husband and I have been known to have last minute Pierogi and Ravioli making sessions at midnight.....
( but that's a whole other story )
Gardening.... there is something so very therapeutic about getting down and dirty in a wooden box.... hahaha, and then reaping the rewards of fresh garden vegetables! Mmmmm!
Today I am in the most beautiful setting that I could ever have imagined that I would be.
My home is in the Stunning Okanagan Valley.
I have an incredible family which consists of FOUR young adults..... I know....right?,
a Sheltie dog, a Ragdoll Cat ( who thinks he is a dog ),
and the most loving, supportive husband, ( aka pierogi, ravioli stuffer ).
It is definitely busy when we are all together!
My family is my everything, and I find inspiration in everything that we are.