Friday, January 13, 2012

Here's the skinny

Switching gears when it comes to careers takes guts. Even more guts when you are thinking of starting a family. It isn't easy to walk away from something comfortable and pursue the unknown, even if it is your calling. Yet in 2005 that is exactly what I did. Why? Because I believed in myself.

I landed a coveted internship with one of the greatest, Bunny Williams and worked hard, very hard. Going to Bunny's office every morning was a dream to me. I was eager to learn and willing to listen.
In 2007 (while home with my firstborn) I got a call from one of Bunny Williams former proteges, Todd Gribben. Todd spent a decade with Bunny and was now branching out on his own. He thought I had a great eye and offered me part-time work as his design assistant. I jumped at the opportunity. Besides his own design firm, he owns Gris - an antique shop , he's part of 1st Dibs and was a tastemaster on One Kings Lane. Class act and very talented.

After my stint with Todd, I formed my own corporation and branched out on my own. I have been mindful to build my business slowly, but steadily with quality work. I have been determined to balance motherhood with working, even if limiting projects up until now. Being a doting mother is important to me, and so is following my passion.

Why all of the sharing? Traditional Home is asking bloggers to nominate the next top 10 New Trad designers! Nominating yourself is not an option, so I'm asking my blogging friends...who wants to see images of my work (that aren't on my blog) and if you think I'm worthy, nominate me? I'm ready...are you ready to be a guest editor at Trad Home if we are both chosen?
Image property of Trad Home, with permission it's shared.
I'm putting myself out there. I'm okay with taking chances. I support whomever is picked as the the new Trad Home designers, good design is good design...whether mine or some elses. Good luck to everyone who nominates and is nominated!

Happy Friday!

21 comments:

STYLE'N said...

I would love to see more of your work in 2012...heading over to nominate you! :)

STYLE'N said...

oh wait maybe I can't nominate you right? BUT I am sure somebody will and I will vote for you!!!!

Ivy de Leon said...

I would love to see more of your work. I adore Bunny Williams.

Ann said...

That's great, going to go look into it. It is so interesting to hear your career progression. I'm always happy to hear people are doing what they really want!

Lili said...

awesome! GOOD LUCK!

The enchanted home said...

Lisa, exciting stuff!! I would love to see your work and naturally nominate/support you. Very exciting!

Divine Theatre said...

I support you 100%!

annie said...

Very exciting...I actually just watched the entire segment on the website...which is very unlike me. I'm not sure what's next...I would love to nominate you...how? Am I able to?
annie

Debby said...

Lisa!!! Yes!! I will most definitely nominate you!!! You deserve it. It would be an honor to bring some attention to your work. Pinkies crossed. xoxo

The Buzz Blog said...

Would love to see more of your work and I know I could do you justice in a write-up! Can't think of anyone who deserves it more...
xxoo

The Entertaining House said...

Life is all about taking chances... stepping out of your comfort zone... coloring outside of the lines... You go girl! Wishing you the best of luck!

Hamptontoes said...

Thank you for your support! Thanks for all of the emails and the comments here saying you would like to nominate me...truly grateful!

Party Resources said...

Of course I will!! xx

5th and State said...

you are living my favorite quote' leap and the net will appear' go for it lisa, glad to help
debra

Sue De Chiara said...

Trad Home would be lucky to have you!
xx

quintessence said...

Can't wait to see you work in the nominations!!

Kim said...

Uh, I'd say you're more than qualified. You've got my vote. Not even sure how I made it here - I've been blog-hopping all morning, but I'm glad I did. You've got quite the resume. If you don't get picked, I'd say Trad Home are missing out.
Good luck to you.
xoxo,
Kim

Francine Gardner said...

Good for you to put yourself out there and reaching out to your blogging friends.Nomination well deserved

M.A.the2nd said...

Dear Lisa ..... go for it and good luck! I would love to see your work in the magazine! Can I nominate from here?
Happy New Year to you too and I wish you a wonderful 2012!
hugs and best wishes
Frances xxxxx

Liz Cordeiro said...

wow! great job! I aso love the carpet in your daughter's room - can you share who and what pattern name? Thanks!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Oh my goodness I feel so bad...I am just now seeing this, I am sure the nominations are over now but if I had seen then back when I would have for sure nominated you! I am sorry :( is there anything else I could do to help at this point or have you been chosen?
Daisy