No one wants to share "secrets" in the interior design field but I'm here to tell you one secret program many designers and decorators use. Not all of my clients are visual and can visualize my vision from a floor plan and elevations. The key to selling my clients on my designs is to bring their project to life, before even one item is purchased! The fastest way I have found to do this is with a program called SketchUp. My clients always appreciate how fast this program is because, fast = money saver.
I opened my Etsy shop in late 2016 with absolutely no idea what I was doing. One day later my first magnolia wreath sold (my only listing) and I was instantly hooked. I became addicted to figuring out how Etsy worked and how to get my shop to grow. Just over two years later I have over 2,700 sales on that single platform. I have learned a lot over the years and have had many successes and fails. Hopefully I can help cut some of the confusion and fails out for you, starting with my top three tips.
The first five years I lived in our cottage is not something I reflect on with warm fuzzy feelings. I cried many tears over the lack of storage, the abundance of "stuff", and the inability to make our space work. All I talked about was getting out... because I believed I would be happier if I had more room to put our stuff. Granted, 1,000 sq feet isn't tiny, but when you throw three people and three businesses in the mix (with no garage or storage) the walls cave in rather quickly.
"Spring - a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."
My heart has been longing for this new season approaching our doorstep. It's a season of refreshment, simplicity, and a thankful heart. It started with a new energy and excitement for the changes ahead. It continued with the purging of the old and selectively choosing the new. And it will be completed with a heart of thankfulness...
Life often takes me by surprise. Perhaps it's because I don't plan my future with much detail or perhaps it's because my plans for myself are far less exciting than the plans God has for me. When I began the design job at Reedley Executive Center it was good I didn't know what was in store. I would have backed out immediately, feeling ill-equipped and overwhelmed by the enormous size of the project.
I immediately found myself knee deep in a massive remodel project, merging three separate buildings into a seamless n...
Here I am nearing in at 27 and I still don't know exactly what my future looks like.
Sometimes I panic a bit with the unknown, and yet I don't want to have such a rigid outline for my future and career that I don't leave room for changes. I have done so much growing the last 10 years that I can't imagine who I will become 10 years from now and how different my life and goals will look like.
Two and a half years ago I started Graced Design with a focus in handmade wreaths and I also began dabbling in interior desig...