About Me

I am an interior designer who just loves ANYTHING to do with decorating and have an obsession for crafty things and reading inspiring blogs.

I started this blog to share and interact with other people who have a passion for anything  interior design, crafty things, and  DIY projects for your home.  Having a blog to share with other people like this is a dream come true.  It gives me an outlet to post about design ideas and inspirations, and to interact with people who have the same passion as I do.  {Plus it makes my family happy that they don’t have to listen to me all the time now that I have you!}

If this isn’t enough about me, feel free to read down further, and get the whole scoop!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I look forward to getting to know each and everyone one of you.

Stephanie

cre8tivedesigns4u@yahoo.com

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What led me to be a designer:

15 years ago my husband and I had a vision to build a spectacular huge home on a undeveloped hilltop.  We owned 44 acres and had the chance of a lifetime to build our dream home.

We hired an Interior Designer to help us achieve a look that we had seen in all the beautiful magazines and places we visited. She was a very talented Designer; it was my first glimpse into the world of designers and what they do. She gave me invaluable hands on experience of the complicated world of designing a home.  I learned more from her than any class or book on design.

After 3 years of intense planning, re-designing and frustration with this designer, I made a life changing decision. I let the designer go and dove myself into the design world.  It was a huge undertaking since I had no formal training, but I knew I had the talent in me so I just went for it.   I knew this project was too big for one person, so I hired two Interior Designers with whom I could easily work with to assist me.   I spent every waking moment for the next 4 years going over plans, meeting with contractors, faux finishers, tile setters, finished carpenters and trips upon trips to the design centers for fabric and furnishings. Everything  was custom or special order which was time consuming and tedious.

We finally moved into our dream home after those 7 long years in the making. Then 2 years later, our house burned to the ground. It was devastating to say the least.  All of our hard work gone.  We made the decision to rebuild, but this time I was more than ready, armed with the experience to do it faster and more efficiently.  My husband and I wanted to create the exact same house we had before, we wanted to feel that when we moved back, we were moving home.  It was a 24/7 job; we were able to rebuild our same house with much of the same finishes and furnishings, but this time in 2 1/2 years.

During the rebuild of our home, as if I wasn’t busy enough, I decided to get a degree in Interior Design. It was so invigorating to be surrounded by people who had the same passion like myself for design.  With the hands on experience building my own home twice, nothing in design and building is ever the way a book teaches you, but I am glad I now have the degree.