Next up on our “Meet Our Team” series is Kayla. Her positive energy is refreshing and her behind-the-scenes support is invaluable to our team.
First things first. How did you get started in the interior design world? What sparked your interest in the business?
From a very young age my sister and I had an obsession with playing house, so much so, that we used to print out floor plans of homes off the internet and tear out photos of rooms from my mom’s magazines to design a house for our future families. I also grew up with influence from two Aunts that are interior designers and spent time shadowing and eventually interning for them as I got older, which added to my interest. Even though I wound up falling in love with NC State’s College of Textiles and majored in Textile Design, when it came time to look for a job I was still so interested in interior design that I branched out.
Do you gravitate toward bold prints or softer, more subtle pattern?
Can I say both? I love a bold, playful pattern that makes a statement in a room. But I have an appreciation for softer, more subtle patterns because they add texture to a space. I also really enjoy when a fabric has very bold print or pattern but in a soft, subtle colorway. Kari Fisher has AWESOME fabrics!
What’s on your nightstand?
A lamp, a jewelry dish, the current book I am reading, and a picture of my family.
Your design style in three words:
Classic, yet playful.
Describe a favorite moment of your job.
I absolutely LOVE installs. Seeing a design come to life and the reaction of the client is priceless. There really isn’t anything better than install day!
Your ideal weekend plans consist of:
Ideally, I would travel every weekend if I could. But realistically, it’s spent watching or going to sporting events with my family, getting together with friends, or spending time with my boyfriend.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I don’t have normal/typical day, which is exciting. But a few things my days sometimes consist of are: planning our next install, preparing design presentations, and sometimes even day-tripping it to High Point to pick up the perfect piece for a client.
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