Do you see that curtained window? That window was my view from my hotel room in Rome, Italy. Last summer I had an unforgettable experience traveling to Europe with my husband Karl and my parents. That trip holds significance to me and my decision to embark on my entrepreneurship journey.
Italy is a beautiful country. From its busy cities like Rome, to the rolling hills and tree-lined roads in the small Tuscan towns, each site was just as amazing as the next....even the window directly across from my room. I felt like I was in a dream every minute I was there. The tastes, smells, sites, people, the sunshine, the simple beauty of a weathered bike holding a basket of flowers and fruit. I couldn't take it all in at once...it slowly filled up my senses and has remained there. One year later I can still feel the magic and wonder....and I still dream.
It was in Italy that I became overwhelmingly inspired to do something amazing. I knew I wanted to start my own business for quite some time. When I walked the vineyards and had the opportunity to talk with the owners, hear their stories, and see the complete and utter joy their work brought them, I just knew. And I couldn't wait to get started on my own journey...doing what I absolutely love to do.
Now that I've had some customers and gotten myself out there on this wonderful thing called social media, I am learning that the joy I get in making something for someone is simply awesome. And I'm having fun sharing the things I love with others.
Not everyone may love decorating or painting, and that's OK. My goal is to help make decorating a little easier and a lot more fun. And ready for this? It can be with the things already in one's home! Similar to the vineyard owners...they are always using what is already there. They use the resources they have and find ways to create beauty and function.
Then there are people who love decorating possibly as much as I do. I want to share that joy and that love for decor together! Maybe some people fall in the middle; they don't hate decorating but don't love it either. They may, however, appreciate a great home accent in that new room they are proud to say they picked out. it's all about finding what works for each person. How can we use what we already have to change a room's appearance and mood? How can we stimulate our senses with our living space?
Back to that window.......it is symbolic in a way. I remember looking at it and wondering what was on the other side. Was it an apartment? An office? My obvious next question was, "How was it styled?" I would have loved to peek inside and see the decor...the furniture...the accents...textures and colors. Three days later I was headed north into the Tuscan countryside where my daydreams continued for the next 9 days. It was like candy to a child. Like the excitement candy brings to a child, that window played a similar role for me. It represents excitement and anticipation while exploring my dream, and getting a good look inside my heart and soul.