Y’all I cannot believe that 2018 is over! What a rollercoaster of a year it was.
I am so grateful for the growth and trajectory of my blog and business over the last year. Some days it feels like a dream that I am running my own company and get the opportunity to share my journey with you along the way. It’s the first Monday of 2019 and I wanted to take some time to reflect on the past year.
Over on Instagram, I get a lot of DM questions about how to become a designer and whether or not one should pursue formal education in order to provide interior design services to clients.
As someone who completed a bachelor’s degree in interior design as a second bachelor’s degree, you would think that I am firmly PRO interior design education. If you haven’t, go back and read my whole design journey story here.
But to be completely honest, I lean more towards the opposite response. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely proud that I completed my degree program and I’m so grateful for the education and nurturing I received at Meredith College. However, the interior design industry as a whole is changing so quickly and what most aspiring designers desire to do for a living is NOT what is taught in design school.
This fall has been super busy for me. Between client projects, I traveled to Athens and Atlanta to visit friends and complete design consultations. High Point Market was so inspiring and informative per usual. But all work & no play makes Niki a dull girl… See how I took a night off at so.ca in Cameron Village in today’s post!