Welcome to my Flow…..
Hello Hello! I am so excited for my very first blog post. I never in a million years thought I would be blogging, yes I have dreamed up a storm in the business department but blogging…..it never seemed for me. So why now?…… well to be honest, my team of bad ass mommas—yes my team is a full on female tribe of bad ass mommas, who have supported and helped Flow Designs become more than just a dream, well they told me I had to blog.
So this got me thinking if I have to blog then I have to make it the best damn blog and the best way for me to do that is to be real, be raw and be truthful, perhaps some spelling errors, grammar mistakes and my favorite curse words….that is all part of me, the real me…..the good and the bad and sometimes the ugly. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it….. I’m not teaching your kids English or trying to run the country. I just want everyone to have a happy, healthy, safe place to call their own. A home that comforts and warms, supports you and cheers you on. A home that functions effectively and effortlessly so you can live your life to the max. I am a straight shooter and deeply rooted by the bonds that tie us all together. I am moved by kindness, driven by passion and a huge believer in faith. I am goofy and a big dork. I am not perfect by any means…..which brings me to my first point:
I am not your typical interior designer. I am not about excess, I am about access. I am about allowing you to have full access to the life you want, and a home that supports that life. I am about embracing who you are and what you have. I strive to bring meaning to things and connect your heart to them as well. I am all about simple ways to organize and declutter. But don’t get the wrong idea here…I am not a Marie Kundo …but I am damn good at what I do, which is creating a home that brings meaning, purpose, and value into your life. A home that promotes wellness and mental health ,a place that allows you to create more memories and more meaning.
I wasn’t always like this, in my early twenties I was a materialistic and selfish young lady. I only cared about myself. Looking back, I remember thinking how important it was for me to receive the newest Tiffany’s bracelet or to make sure I had a new outfit, the perfect tan, and my nails done for a night on the town. I cared about so many things except the things that mattered most. Then one day I lost my very best friend. My number one fan, my biggest and loudest cheerleader… my Momma. I saw the light and from that day on I made a vow to not let materialistic things get to me. After losing my mom at 25 I woke up from a world of selfish indulgences and found the true meaning of life. At this point my bachelors degree in Interior Design, didn’t seem to jive with that picture. It just didn’t seem to be the right path for me anymore.
I then spent the next ten years trying to figure out how I can manipulate my interior design degree into something that had more meaning and value. And with that came the beginning of my journey towards Flow Designs. I had a vision of a place where I could create a new culture of design, one that brings hope, spread light and joy….. not envy or covetousness, but simple, pure, friendly happy light. A place that promotes wellness and encourages people to change the way they think about their home and the things they put in it. I found this to be the base of my passion, a base built on love and pain, connection and inclusion. A solid base to start building a world that is kinder to each other and the planet. A good place to start to take action in the things I am truly passionate about, as a mother, as a woman and as a human being.
So we would like to welcome you to our Flow, welcome to our story, welcome to Flow Designs!!!! Let’s get creating and inspiring positive change!!!!!
Thank you for reading this,
The Golden Knob
Hello Hello! Thank you for joining me for another blog post. As we get ready to open our doors we are so excited to announce our first initiative, The Golden Knob. The Golden Knob is a brass door knob that was attached to the back door of Flows when we bought the building. After some updating the door and the knob were removed from the permanent structure. The door was donated, but the knob remained at Flows. There was no reason this old brass knob stuck around, it just got kicked off to the side and was one of those things we would deal with later…… Then one day, after looking at the knob I said to my sister “what the hell are we going to do with this knob?” She looked at me and shrugged her shoulders like “ I have no idea, get rid of it, throw it away.”
Well, the eco concise person I am had a hard time letting this simple, old brass knob. A knob that once was a part of the building, that had, mostly likely bend turned and touched by the countless number of people in the community. Something was attracting me to it. After a few days I picked up the knob and asked myself again “what should we do with you?” it was at this time, it dawned on me……. Pass it on…… not as if someone out there would actually want this beat up brass knob, but more as a symbolic representation of opening a new door, turning a new chapter, and creating a fresh start. Pass it on…..
You see a few months ago I was blessed with an opportunity to help a family in need. Our lives crossed paths. They told me their story and without hesitation, I offered my services, at no cost. This chance encounter became the beginning of a beautiful relationship, a deeply powerful experience and moments of utter amazement. You see this family had suffered a great loss, one no words can describe. But through this experience I found so much hope, love and gratefulness. I thought this is what the golden knob can be! A way to pay it forward, to help create change that inspires people to continue believing in all good things.
With that said, we are very very happy to announce the Golden Knob initiative! Our way of paying it forward to the community. You, the community will be able to nominate an individual that could benefit from some flow in their life. Each Golden Knob recipient will receive a free service from Flow Designs and once the job is done they will help decide the next recipient of the Golden Knob!!!!! More details to come, please stay tuned.
Thank you for reading this,