I am an interior designer in Memphis and am excited to launch my new blog, Castles and Kings.
Castles and Kings will be a lifestyles blog concentrating on interior design. A designed space does not have to be as large as a castle to be a castle. The space simply has to be beautiful. It can be a tiny shed in the middle of a farm field that one transforms into its own precious gem. It can be a garden outdoors. It can be a small reading room. It will be my pursuit to explore all the ways that a space can be turned into a castle.
My blog will be more than just design, it will cover my passions in life. I will explore real life humor and mistakes, not just focus on the glitz and glamour. I will explore travel, art, architecture, fashion, food, family, and the world of two very fun and very different young boys, all through the eyes of an interior designer. It is my hope to take you through a magical journey through creativity, vision and some off-the-beaten-path experiences.
From a very early age, I felt called to be a designer. My parents moved our family to Oxford, Mississippi from Memphis, Tennessee. The chosen home was the former meeting place of a motorcycle club. My mother painstakingly worked to renovate and transform the home into a comfortable, familiar space for my family. I was along for the ride. Whether it was helping choose fixtures or furniture, I was the happiest four year old girl in the State of Mississippi.
We next moved to Dyersburg, Tennessee and the process started again. I was a more mature seven year old this time, and my mother listened to my ideas and opinions on transforming a set of architectural plans into our family home throughout my childhood to college. At seven years old, I was immersed in selecting fabric swatches and playing with colors and patterns. I was hooked.
After I obtained a degree from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, I felt called to become a professional interior designer. Since that point, I have traveled the world and helped design projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and throughout the United States while working in Atlanta and Los Angeles. I felt called to return back to my roots in Tennessee, but I brought back with me my experiences, knowledge and California-learned appreciation for a new style of living.
For seven years, I took time away from the industry to raise my sons. My love for the world of design, however, never disappeared. I am excited to open my interior design business to help those that want a helping hand in turning their space into a castle.
And in the meantime, I am excited to blog about my passions and experiences, with the hope that these posts and pictures will entertain and provide inspiration to you all.