After graduating with a BBA from the College of William and Mary, I spent the first ten years of my professional career in the fast-paced world of retail buying. When my husband and I bought our first home in 2004, I discovered my passion for interior design after being inspired from HGTV and also from time spent helping my father with home improvement projects while I was growing up.
After moving to Charlotte, NC, I completed the Interior Design program from the New York Institute of Art and Design in 2009. With the addition of my son, I started my interior design firm, New South Design, in 2011. My first project was selecting fabrics and sewing pillows right at my dining room table and I quickly realized my love for working with fabrics to create a truly custom look for my client’s homes.
In almost six years, we have grown into New South Home, offering full service interior design and affordable custom home décor online to our customers. My favorite projects are working with families to create environments that are functional, family-friendly, and reflects my client’s personal style.
My husband and I now have lived in Charlotte for over 10 years in the same house in Matthews and we have our 7 year-old son and a 4-year old daughter at home. My personal style is a mix of traditional design with the latest trends in home decor and I love the color navy blue! I prefer to mix the colors gray and taupe to create a timeless neutral palette and layer in pops of color to allow for easy and inexpensive updates.