About Me

I'm Genevieve, a Civil Engineer turned Interior Designer... in the "turning" process actually.

I went to college, got my BS in civil engineering, and have been working in the field ever since... but I found that I was unfulfilled.  I'm not quite sure how I got on the path that I'm on.  I always had a passion for architecture, interiors, fashion, art, and design, but my decision to go back to school for interior design was somewhat spontaneous.  Perhaps it was the hours of HGTV I had logged somewhere in the nooks and crannies of my brain, or the excitement of having blank slate of an apartment, or the repeated incoming of fliers that I dismissed from the school I currently attend (never underestimate the power of suggestion).  At some point, in a moment of frustration, I decided that I needed a change.  So I turned to design. I began attending interior design school at night and I absolutely love it!

Between school, a full-time job, family, friends, and all the other responsibilities of life, I try to find time to do little projects here and there and make my petite Newport Beach apartment into a home (on a student's budget).  Over the past view years in design school, I've developed a little philosophy, which you can read more about here.  I've also started helping friends and family with their homes and I'd love to help you too!

My hopes for this blog are to document my journey from engineer, interior design student and amateur decorator to professional interior designer. So if you're interested in tips on affordable design, are looking to hire some help, or need some encouragement and fellowship to pursue a career you've always dreamed of, I hope to you can turn to this blog to find what you're looking for.

Am I crazy for trying to fit blogging into my busy schedule? Yes, probably... but I'm guessing that's true for many bloggers. And that is why its ever important for me to remember what really matters in life: not trying to write an awesome blog, or the dream career that I'm striving for, not a comfortable salary, a beautiful home, or success or stature; Although these things are important goals of mine that I'm constantly working toward, what's really important to me are the connections I have with the people around me. I've turned to design to fill a void in my life, but the love I have for others is what really fills my soul. So I mostly want to remind myself that although I can get wrapped up in obsession when it comes to design, I try my best to turn to a spiritual relationship to keep me grateful, balanced and on track.