Come Join Me In NYC-What’s Now + Next In Interior Design

Hi there friends! Do you live in the tri-state area? If so I would love if you would join me for a panel discussion during ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) with Interior Define. The CEO of Interior Define, Rob Royer will be moderating a fascinating discussion on What’s Now + New In Interior Design with myself and 2 other incredible NYC based designers. There will be a cocktail party and time to mingle before and after. Sounds fun right?! You can register for FREE here.

Interior Define is a custom sofa company that is changing how you shop and buy furniture. If you remember I am working with them on my family room makeover. You helped me narrowed down the frame and fabric selection. It should be coming in June, I am SO excited!!! You can read more here.

In order for you to truly appreciate this post I need to take you back to the beginning. Six years ago I had a 2 year old running around the house trying to sneak cookies, climbing & coloring on things he wasn’t supposed to, laughing one minute, crying the next, all while I was trying to work from home and jump start this career in design. I often wondered, especially in the beginning if I was absolutely crazy.  I am not going to lie, it was hard and many times I worried that I was taking away precious time with him. Don’t get me wrong, he was getting an enormous amount from me (and I loved every minute) and Shane was in school full time but I was so used to giving 125%+ to my family that even 90% felt selfish. But I kept going, creating, writing, and yes still doubting. Little by little things changed for me professionally. And I realized over time that because I was giving to myself I became a better mom, wife and person. Things happened along the way for me that I would say were “miracle opportunities.” I honestly have tried to wrap my head around how “I” got them over so many other amazing people in my field. All I could ever come up with was that I was meant to be on this path and the stars had just aligned.

I have gotten to work with magazines, incredible brands, traveled, done video, been on television, been asked to speak at conferences, worked on many give-back endeavors with RT and Sherwin-Williams and  have been graciously supported by wonderful people in the business. For a girl who always loved art and design but was never formally trained, this has been a gift. Don’t get me wrong, I have worked really hard for this, many all nighters while my family slept trying to reach a deadline, dealing with the learning curve of blogging, which was/is so intimidating and multifaceted & just trying to juggle working, home and family while hoping it would all work out.  The crazy thing is sometimes hard work isn’t enough, luck and timing can play a part too. Well whatever it is I am so grateful! These mind-blowing opportunities are not wasted on me:)!

I hope to see you next Monday! You can register HERE.

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  1. I’ll go on record to say that luck doesn’t have much to do with it. It’s all talent, a great eye & a lot of heart in your case…and a lot of hard work that I can personally testify to! You’re so deserving Jen! Have a great time!

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