My passion for interior decorating begin at a young age. As a Mississippi girl, I was raised to believe a home, no matter how big, small, or fancy is a direct reflection of a person's life, tastes, and personality. As an adult, I have grown to believe a home is place of peace, relaxation, and imagination.
Until recently, my love for interior decorating has always taken a backseat to my full-time professional goals and career as an attorney. Now that I have fully settled into my legal career, I decided to focus more of my free time on my love of decorating and design. It is the best of both worlds because decorating offers an opportunity for me to escape the habitual activities of my full-time career while helping my clients to realize their decorating visions.
Why do I design?
After law school, I packed my car with an air mattress, a folding chair, and lots of clothes and shoes (my southern girl priorities) and left Mississippi for the bright lights and politics of Washington, DC. I was so excited to make the transition from college/law student living to a fancy, working professional with a nice, grown-up home. Little did I know, I was about to move to the big city and meet Reality.
After meeting with an interior designer, I realized that my public service salary and budget would not allow for me to hire a designer. Instead, I would need to invest in my own creativity, patience, and education. So that's what I did! I spent my first year reading, searching, negotiating, and attending interior design seminars and lectures. It was a wonderful experience to see my home come together little by little and change before my very eyes.
After a few years of providing decorating services for myself, family, friends, and colleagues, I decided to launch High Cotton Interiors, LLC. Now I have clients, a wealth of information and ideas, and I am working to complete my formal training in an interior design program.
Welcome to my world!