Some of you may not know that I actually studied to be a commercial interior designer in college. I have a BFA in Interior Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design. While I am not currently a practicing interior designer, I use my degree everyday in different aspects of my life. I was cleaning out old files on my college laptop this weekend and I thought it might be nice to share some of my work.
Above are vignettes from my thesis application. A redesigned a historic hotel in Colorado and practiced historic preservation as well as using the history, culture, natural resources and local artisans from the state to create a space that felt at home in the Rocky Mountains. This is just a small piece of what was a HUGE project.
Snippets from a children’s healthcare project from my junior year. I based it off of my idea of a contemporary secret garden.
Another hotel redesign from my senior year. This one was my attempt a bit more high-end glamor. I think this is where my love-affair with charcoal walls began. Our home is evidence that it has stuck with me through the years.
Lastly, here is a real world application I did while leading our spring break alternative trip to Chicago. Every spring break a team of student leaders planned and executed a volunteer trip. The goal of the trip is to not only do some volunteer work, but to learn something on your week off from classes. My senior year we went to Chicago and worked with the Benton House, a community center for the arts. We freshened up their lobby and branding. The art installation on the wall was made up of antique copper plates from the history of the building. The sun motif was the new logo designed by a team of our students.
So that gives you a little peek at where I come from and what my actually design background is. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll go back to it if the right opportunity was to arise.