To become an interior designer was my childhood dream. After receiving my mater degree in Interior Architecture, I finally had my dream come true! However, I resigned from the office after the arriving of my first child. As much as it pained me to leave my job, I realized the importance of being there for them during the early years. It was tremendously rewarding taking care of my children and I never regret the decision of sacrificing my carrier for them.
However, my desire to go back to interior design field never diminish. As I became proficient being a full-time mom, I started CAD drafting for a company from home and helping friends with their remodeling projects. My reputation was passed by word of mouth quickly, and soon I was busy offering advice on home design and staging real estates to people. One day, a sister from my church called and asked for advice regarding her bathroom remodeling. After visiting the site, I suggested her to redesign the entire house in stead of just replacing cabinets and bathroom tiles, etc. She agreed and trusted me with her new house and flexible budgets.
After months of sweat and tears, it was completed to everyone’s satisfaction. And to my surprise, my work was recognized by other professionals, and got published on a interior design magazine!
With my past designing experiences and this newly gained confidence, I decided to launch my own design studio – Ann Interior Design.
I like to devote this article to my friend, Christie.
Without her complete trust and encouragement, I would never be able to start my own design business. I am very grateful to do what I love and love what I do!
“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God.” Ecc 2:24