Welcome + Contest

Hello!

Happy Family day and thank you so much for stopping by my brand new blog!

Over the last few years I have been curious about blogging but never had the courage to take the leap. I have read a lot of great blogs over the years and am excited to tell my story and let you see into my day-to-day life asa business owner and an Interior Designer.

I remember a few years ago I tweeted something like “Being a designer isn’t all floral patterns & paint colours” and that is exactly how some people view it.  When in reality that is just a small portion of what we do. Here you will see that being an interior designer not only has great reward but some times great stress! Some of the many hats we wear are Accountant, Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Shipper, Deliver Driver, Furniture Designer, Lighting Designer, Marriage Counselor… and yes sometimes mind reader.

If you are a homeowner planning on working with an interior designer, the best piece of advice I can give you is to be as open, honest and trusting with your Interior Designer about budget, style, needs vs wants as you can. You will probably be working with them for an extended period of time (in some cases years) so please hire someone you have researched, has an education as well as you like, trust and just feels right.

In my 10 years in the industry I have learned a lot. Either by my own mistake or others. No project has gone perfectly. From the smallest to the largest there is always something that can and will go wrong. It’s going to happen in any home renovation, it’s all in how the contractor, designer and yourself handle it.

I hope you enjoy my posts and maybe learn a thing or two!

Now onto some fun stuff!

The BC Home + Garden Show is happening February 20-24 and I will be there with the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) on Saturday to talk about this great organization, what they do and why you should hire a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer. Please stop by the show and say hi to me.

Last year I was extremely excited to be part of the Vancouver Home + Design Show in October.  I was even more thrilled when I won the “Rookie of the Year” Award.

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I am giving away 10 tickets (5 pairs) to the BC Home + Garden show. To enter please  “Like” my Facebook page or if you are on Twitter follow me @evoLve_designs and RT this post.

Good Luck!

Lianna