I think it is appropriate that my first blog touch on managing time and money as I feel I am constantly doing this as a designer, business owner and mother.
I absolutely LOVE what I do and I mean all of it. From meeting new clients and helping them create their dream home to brushing the dust off my clothing from the construction sites; no two days are the same and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I definitely have a do-it-yourself spirit. From doing hands-on remodeling in the home we just sold to creating this website to having an interior design business, sometimes I like to just get it done on my own so I know I will be happy with it! I painstakingly take on new uncharted territory often and then become very diligent in making sure I am happy with the results. Sometimes it takes several tries and if it is something I know is just over my head, I consult with professionals that I know will get it done right. For example, you should see my attempts at a logo - not cute! I definitely had to bite the bullet on that one and hire a graphic designer and I am happy with her work - thanks Katie!
Ironically that is part of what makes a demand for an interior designer. Many people are capable of creating a nice looking interior with different levels of skill but selecting tile, paint, furniture, accessories, lighting etc takes time. Lots of time! Knowing a bit about these things also takes time and expertise. From contractors who want to help their clients select finishes but don't have the time to homeowners who need a little guidance, I see that everyone has the same balancing act I do with time and learning new things.