As a ten year old, one of my chores was dusting the furniture. I would use the opportunity to rearrange the chotsky’s that graced my Mother’s tabletops, and she never seemed to mind! As a teenager, I changed the color of my bedroom from a perfect lavender (that I had chosen) to a shocking orange! My parents never batted an eyelash, they just let me be creative. I also loved putting together my outfits–anything that let my creative juices flow! Fast forward to when Butch and I married, I went in to full decorating mode. He was so patient, never knowing what he might find or how I may have re-decorated when he came home from work that day! We soon began to attend antique auctions and started collecting interesting pieces. As my taste began to be refined, I would edit and sell furniture and accessories that no longer suited my style. The next thing I knew, friends and family were asking if I could help them decorate a room or solve a dilemma. So my passion was fueled just knowing that others liked my style and enlisted my help. In late 1996, God opened a door of opportunity that changed everything–I was officially “hired” to decorate an entire house! From that one job, I gained numerous job offers and went into the interior decorating business. Now eighteen years later, I look back and am overwhelmed with God’s goodness in allowing me to follow a dream. I have semi-retired, but still enjoy working with a few clients. My motto was always “Why live in black and white, when you can choose color?” As Charles Faudree, one of my favorite designers said, “It is not about the match, but about the mix”. I will be sharing some of my past work and how I incorporated style and comfort into families’ everyday living!