If I had to describe myself in a few words I would say that I’m an Italian attracted to innovation, jeans and sneakers, self-improvement, pizza every weekend and to the fantastic old Fiat 500 (yes, I even have a painting of an old Fiat 500 hanging in my living room). However, my true passion is, of course, interior design and more specifically spatial problem-solving.
I think I got my ability to make the most of a space from my parents who have always tried to find creative and practical ways to maximize every single centimeter of our small Italian condo (800 sq ft for four, tall people) and from the fact that I have lived in Italy half of my life, where everything is smaller. I mean, seriously, even the pizza is smaller!
After I moved to the States with my husband in the 90’s, we rented a small (of course) apartment for a few years and then, in 2002, we bought our small (of course) house where I have been able to unleash my creativity always trying to find the best way to use our space and turn it into a comfortable place to live for our family of four (I have two teenage kids who are now taller than me, and I’m 5’8″, just saying…).
However, I soon felt that designing a space with only the aid of my creative instinct wasn’t enough. I wanted to learn more, which is why I started studying interior design and in 2004 I earned a diploma in Interior Decorating from Penn Foster Career School, then in 2006 I became an Accredited Staging Professional and in 2007 I also became a certified Dewey Color Consultant. However, my constant itching for learning and personal growth is what convinced me to enroll at Bellevue College, where in June 2018 I received my Associate of Arts in Interior Studies.
Meanwhile, I’ve been pursuing a complimentary passion of mine: digital photography. This new knowledge (plus constant practice) is now helping me explore a new career path: architectural and interior photography. Honestly, I think I’m seriously done with school, however, I will never stop being a student.
There you go. This is me.
I’m looking forward to working with you!