Meet my grandmother: Murray Berry. And that little squirt she's holding? ME.
In my life Murray Berry was known as "Damommy" (Yes, it's true. Feel free to comment on this name at the end of the post).
In my twenties I find myself asking the same old question: How did I get here? Where did I get this itch to design homes? And in each year that passes the more all signs point to...
Aside from the life lessons Damommy taught me (including: travel, love well, comb your hair before pictures, follow your heart, dinner before dessert (never the opposite!), no sniveling, and always help people who are less fortunate,.. the list goes on) I feel that she instilled in me a strong sense of "home." You walked into her front door and it wasn't just a roof over your head- you were stepping into her world. Everything that she represented was wrapped up in 4,000 warm & cozy square feet.
Home has always been like that for me. And yes, you could definitely say I'm a homebody. I think that's why I love what I do... to help someone else make their home a true reflection of them, somewhere that is a safe haven for their family, a place that provides contentment... Whether it is a client that wants it all with frilly fringe or one who prefers the modern, minimal approach- the second I walk in the front door I enter their world.
I'm just here to help.
With that being said, Damommy could always count on her fingers the things every home needs. So get out your notebooks:
1. Every House Needs.... A Bookworm
In other words: Display those books! Nothing gives a more lived-in, comfy feel to a house than a stack of hardcover books. In any room...