August 26, 2019

    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'm excited to walk yo...

February 4, 2019

   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. 

   A year ago something switched in...

January 26, 2019

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     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...

July 15, 2018

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      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...

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