Written by Marie LeRiche
In July, as I was graduating from Inter-Dec College, I was put in touch with Karen through a classmate. The next thing I knew, Karen took me under her wing and is showing me the ropes of interior design outside of the classroom while having me work on all aspects of projects alongside her.
While still in elementary school, my dream was to become an architect. Later I became interested in the design aspect of spaces - aesthetics, form, colour, etc. At 19 I discovered interior design, which combines the architectural elements with the aesthetic design side of things. I sometimes feel like the profession was created for me!
I enjoy being busy. I enjoy having an over-filled agenda, and I like to take on challenges, some of which completely break out of my day-to-day routine. When I was 16 I made the split-second decision to join the army reserves. I chose one of the hardest jobs simply because I thought it would be a cool experience. I learned a lot about myself, I have grown stronger as a person, and I believe that my life would be very different without these experiences. This is something I plan to continue doing and being a part of. Needless to say, the bond created with the people I work alongside is like no other.
I am looking forward to further developing my design skills and my own style while working my way up as a part of Idealspace Design.