What story do you want to tell?

What story do you want to tell?

Ever wonder why our ancient ancestors painted buffalos, horses and stick figures on the walls of their caves? It’s the same reason we hang family photos in the hallway, place books on the coffee table and paint the back wall of the dining room magenta.

We all have a personal story to tell. This isn’t a linear story with a beginning, middle and end. It’s a story about ourselves. A true home isn’t four walls and a ceiling; it is a mirror, reflecting the tastes, style and voice of its occupants.

As an interior designer, my job is to help my clients tell their story through the medium of their home. This might seem like an odd concept, but just flip through the pages of the nearest home design book (or type “Interior Design” into the Pinterest search bar) and you’ll see how each room tells its unique story.

There are so many ways to tell your story. You tell it with the colors you choose for the room, the way you place your furniture, the materials that you use, even how you focus the light in the room. Of course, then there are all the accessories!

Do you have an elegant and refined soul? Then consider leather furniture for the living room, minimal clutter, soft lighting and perhaps one large piece of art on the wall to draw the eye.

If you were made to sing, dance and share your bubbly personality with the world, you might prefer warm greens, even yellows for the walls, big, comfortable furniture, a brightly-patterned rug, and lots of shelves and cabinets to display all the knick-knacks you’ve gathered on your travels.

If something is missing when you walk through the kitchen, living room and bedroom, ask yourself if your home truly tells your story. Buying a coffee tables and bookshelves from Ikea won’t do it. You’ve got to be willing to express yourself.

Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect? That’s where I come in. Interior designers are trained to tell stories with colors, fabrics and furniture. You already know your story. My job is to help you translate that vision into a home that resonates with your personality. Let’s get started! I work with homeowners throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, including in Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Corona Del Mar.