LR: Definitely the ‘gram. For me, scrolling through design or architecture accounts or hashtags I follow is like flipping through the latest magazine. Love it.
Do you have any design secrets you could fill us in on?
LR: I like to “take a risk” on the up-and-coming artists. Spoiler alert: it’s not taking a risk at all. There are so many talented people out there, many of which work full time and do their art or trade on the side. By going straight to independent artists, makers, and creatives as opposed to sourcing from big galleries or big box stores you are bound to get higher quality and more bang for your buck.
If you could have an unlimited supply of one of our products, which would it be?
LR: Oh gosh, all of it! I love a good pop of tile, especially in unexpected places throughout a home.
Do you have a go-to project management tool that you live by?
LR: I use Asana now, but I am planning to use Basecamp for the big motel project I’m tackling next year. My business partner also recently got me turned on to the Full Focus Planner. I try to be diligent about using it daily to set and keep track of everything from long and short-term goals for my company and me personally to how I spend my time.
What do you love the most about what you do? Assuming you love what you do.
LR: Interior Design is a surprisingly personal profession. You really get to know and care about your clients, because the better you know them the better job you can do for them in making their vision a reality. It is probably my favorite part, getting to know and spending time with new people. And seeing how happy clients are in their space once our design is installed. It feels like a magic trick…though all designers out there know it's a lot of blood, sweat, tears (and lots of calls with contractors!) that goes into the process behind the scenes.
@thesursy: Cheersin’ to the *almost* weekend likeeeee☕️[…]
If you weren’t an interior designer, what other career path would you pursue?
LR: I’ve worked in the agency world in the past, for a large corporation, and for a tech start-up. For me, I think I’ve found my place and purpose right where I am career-wise [with The Sursy]. There’s no other industry I’d rather be in than design and development! I am obsessed with real estate, and interiors, and the built world…so why not do it all!
LR: The one and only, Kelly Wearstler, of course! I also really love following along with The Joshua Tree House. Their business model is similar to the path I am trying to forge myself with The Sursy, so it’s inspiring seeing people who have made it happen just doin’ the damn thing.