Tell us about who you are: I recently took a branding test resulting in her top 4 styles: #1 creative, #2 Loving, #3 Entertaining, #4 a magician. I like to tell my clients that I design their home to reflect their lifestyle while I lovingly entertain them with my magic! I love people and sharing my talents to create a space that provides solace and haven. I got my LLC in 2009 and prior to that worked at a family-owned company for 6.5 years while finishing a BA in interior design. I have always known exactly what I wanted to do. When did you know you were meant to do what you are doing? When I was 12, I had probably moved around 20 times. I knew what it felt like to want to call a place a home. I designed my dream home and to this day I can still say it hasn't changed. The house is designed with a courtyard and the whole inside of the house facing the courtyard are glass doors. In the center of the courtyard is the outside dining area, with a fireplace, huge round dining table, wood beams, limestone, travertine, trees, and grapevines. This is the heart of the home and I think Cesar Chavez said it best when he said; “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Who is your ideal client and why? My ideal client is the busy successful Mom that puts the kids to bed and spends her last couple of hours before bed pinning what she only dreams of having in her own home. I know what it feels like to feel the loss of time due to lack of organization and dishevelment. I am here to design and conquer! How do you manage worry, doubt & fear? After working in this field for 20 years as an employee for a few years and an entrepreneur for many years, I realize a few things. You need to keep on task with things that will continue to help build your business. Once you are staying on task, know that the universe will provide for you. Dream big and live it like it's happening! Regarding clients, I tell them Rome wasn't built in a day. They must be prepared for a little upheaval in order to design their house into a home. It is like healing your body. When you begin to heal your body inside you may see a few setbacks because your body is ridding the toxins. But once it's complete, it is a masterpiece and something to be proud of. What tools do you have in your toolbox and how do you know which one to use at what time? I have worked in the construction arena for 20 years as well, so I do have a background that provides much more knowledge than just making something pretty. I find myself gravitating to the healing process of Feng Shui. I am looking for a Feng Shui master that speaks to me. I continue to learn anything and everything to help provide the best tools for a happy life. How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it? I want people to feel energized, empowered, loved, and most of all live to their fullest! What is your definition of success & suggestion to mastering success? A healthy lifestyle including eating, sleeping, work/life balance, and productivity. When all the above are put into place, I am positive anybody will see success surrounding your life in every way. We all have created some bad habits and allow those habits to get in the way. Once we can pinpoint the things we allow to get in the way and rid ourselves of those roadblocks there is no looking back. My habits have continued to change. One of my biggest blocks has been my long-time friend… alcohol! I have celebrated, mourned, or just hung out with alcohol throughout parts of my life. This has gotten in my way of all the things that are related to success. There are so many great tools to overcome your habits. I know I have found some that I love! Top 3 Books You are a Bad Ass Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Top 3 Influencers in your life Shannon Garrison Negi (Career strategic life coach) Gull Khan (Master Mindset Extraordinaire) Alex Winningham (New to my life but an inspiration for overcoming addictions and creating a successful life) How can people get in touch with you to work with you? Contact me at (720) 635-7735 www.designsbykristy.com Office & Home Remodels Making it Personal Feng Shui Open your energy by starting in your home because how people perceive you is your fame. Left of the home are relationships & love. Center-left- Family relationship. Front Left, we look at wealth and money corner. Family & Travel leaning on people that help you grow.