Fresh out of school I was hired as a designer at a home furnishing store, similar to Restoration Hardware. That retail experience tailored my design philosophy and customer service skills. After a few shy and intimidating months, I became one of the best designers of the store. I was selling more than all my coworkers, because I was selling not only furniture, but experience.
Next, I moved on to a position in a home construction store, similar to Home Depot. Although the job was not as glamorous, I credit that role as being pivotal to developing my multidimensional skill set and construction knowledge—and becoming a well-rounded designer.
My husband and I moved to the US in 2009 as he pursued his Doctorate in transportation engineering. We share a beautiful son, for whom I love to create a happy and healthy barrier island home.