Why ReDesigning Sarah?
After spending twelve years in the financial services field I’d lost my excitement and passion for what I was doing every day. When my third child was born I realized it was time to make a change and step back from the grind and the stress of corporate life. The tether of the BlackBerry needed to be cut. The original plan was to stay at home with the kids until they were all in school full-time. That lasted about six months before I was itching to get back to work.
Why interior decorating? It’s something I’ve always been passionate about. Adding a two-storey addition to the back of our house turned me into an obsessed renovator. I loved every aspect from the design and planning phase to the demolition and construction to adding the finishing details. I smile as I walk through the door to our master bath knowing that the shower layout was designed on the 2×4 that framed the door. I can still picture the pencil drawings of myself and our contractor.
I was originally working with small business owners who needed someone to help them renovate their space but didn’t have anyone in-house to dedicate to the job. Now I’ve taken on some residential decorating work and love it all! I love taking people’s ideas and needs for a space and pulling it all together. I love helping draw out homeowners sense of style and taste – it’s so personal and unique.
With each project I learn more about myself and the design business. Some things have come naturally to me like pulling together various elements for a room into one cohesive look. Other areas, like sales and how to help clients make a decision, have been a steeper learning curve.
There are a ton of resources out there and my aim is to share some of what I’ve learned along with what inspires and excites me. There may also be the occasional rant thrown in for good measure!
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