Read along as Kate Pearce from @katepearcevintage talks about her background in design and how she followed her dreams.
Q: What were some of your dreams growing up and how did you go about achieving them?
A: I always knew I wanted to work in a creative field, but never knew what direction to channel my energies. I took art classes and even majored in art history. "House Beautiful" was my favorite publication to read, even at the young age of nine It wasn't until I was in my thirties that I realized interior design was the area that I wanted to focus on. I started a vintage shop to sell vintage housewares and everything just kind of organically morphed from there into the career I have today.
Q: When did you know you wanted to work in the interior design space?
A: I always LOVED designing and decorating spaces, but never knew I could really be successful in that field without an interior design degree. It's taken years to gain the confidence to design for other people, but I really do believe that interior design is more about having a good eye (which can be trained!), and less about knowing the "rules" of interior design. In fact, I think NOT knowing most of the rules of interior design has been an asset to my career.