A little about me….
Vero Beach, FL originally from Stuart, FL-
Florida State University….Go Noles!! BS Interior Design – NCIDQ Certified – Licensed By the State of Florida to Practice Interior Design FL ID# 4636-
Owner and Principal Designer Intrinsic Designs, Inc.- Internet Junkie
First design memory:
Professionally - The first day of my first design job after graduating from college. I was dressed in high heels, pantyhose, and a mini skirt (remember Melrose Placeand the outfits Heather Locklear wore…short power suits with shoulder pads?!?!?) I arrived eager, nervous and insanely green! I was thrown a tape measure and told to go to a job site, measure and then return to draft the plan. It was August – in – Florida. The job was under construction, no air conditioning or windows, dirty and filled with workmen. What a disaster! It took me all day and ruined my only good suit. I have never worn a pair of panty hose since and never will!-
What would be your ultimate dream design project?
An unlimited budget with clients that agree with all of my choices and decisions.-
When designing, what can’t you live without?
The Internet and my amazing collection of design concepts. I have binders and binders of work I like, photographs that inspire me, and furniture I want to make. I’ve been collecting the photos for years. -
At what point of the day do you feel most inspired?
Usually inspiration comes at or around midnight, right before or as I am falling asleep just to keep me up and thinking. The other place is in the car. As soon as I get in I remember 100 things to do. My assistant always knows it’s me when the phone rings 3 minutes after I leave.-
What is one thing that others don’t know about you?
My own house is a DISASTER! I have never had the time to do my own house. I laugh when people get worried about inviting me over…if they only knew!! Well now they do.-
What did you aspire to be as a child?
I always knew I wanted to be a designer. I have a scrap book that my Grandmother started for me when I was in 1st grade. She had filled it with cool photographs and gave it to me to finish. I ended up filling it with room cut outs from the Sears catalog. I hadn’t seen it in years until I had to clean out the attic of my parents home when it was being sold. When I looked through it I was amazed and realized I always knew what I wanted to be…it just took me a while to get there.-
Strangest design request:
To match things or purchase suites ?? I don’t understand why or how America was ever led to believe things need to match. COMPLIMENT is the way to go…never match. -
My secret to design:
I never forget who I am designing for. My ultimate goal is Always to make each clients home a true reflection of them. I know that at the end of the day I don’t live there, and if that means compromise I will compromise within the limits of good design. Resulting in an amazing finished product that ultimately makes my clients happy. Happy clients, refer new clients. -
Sometimes blue, sometimes pink! Depends on my mood I love them both.
Website: Mine – http://www.intrinsic-designs.com/
Room to design:
Bedroom – they are so easy and there is nothing more comfortable than a big fluffy comfy bed!
Thing in your home:
My Boys Kids…Bobby (AKA- Bobalooooo, Big Loo and sometimes just Loolie) and Zeke, Little Z, Zman, Zeedle Deedle Doo, the newest addition to the family. And Ms. Amelia, Keke’s best friend and constant companion. She’s the lady of the house and keeps the boys in line!
Sadly I lost Scout (AKA – Scout Monster, Trouble, Scoutaloutadingdong and often just Monkey) January 2009, he was a beautiful loving soul that was taken far too soon. RIP Scout Monster.
Trust in yourself be confident and remember that paint is the least expensive way to make a quick change.