Once I found my calling, I attended California State University Northridge and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. I graduated in 2008 which was the peak of the recession. With limited job opportunities, I managed to find an entry level position with a local designer. As a hobby, I started the Designstiles (the "i" in lieu of a y represents my initial) blog - a place to share design inspiration and my home remodel updates. My early clients were friends and family, but my big break was from a Facebook post of my aunt's bedroom remodel. Said post resulted in an inquiry from outside my personal circle; and that led to a full house renovation and more referrals. Now with over a decade of experience, I've built my firm around the Designstiles mantra: making practical design solutions, creating beautiful interiors while making it all a fun, invaluable experience. I describe my style as, Playfully Refined.