Meet Michaela


From a young age I was filled with a passion for creativity and a desire to work with people. My enthusiasm for creating beautiful spaces can be traced to my close relationship with my creative grandma, also an interior designer. I have always admired her graceful guidance with clients and deep love for the home and design. Thankfully, my family was willing to let me explore my creativity as a child, whether that meant making messes in the adventures of baking, wrapping empty boxes to practice my taping skills, or drawing floor plans on kids menus instead of doing the word search. My calling has always been there; to share my love for people through design. After a childhood filled with building houses in my bedroom out of jenga blocks, I packed my umbrella(s) and headed from sunny California to Seattle to study interior design in college. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Interior Design from Seattle Pacific University and my Associates of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

While in college, I started her design and lifestyle blog in 2010 (which my dad encouraged me to begin-- thanks, Dad!). What started as a way to document my studies and school projects, is now a daily journal sharing decorating ideas, client projects, fashion and entertaining posts, and glimpses into our own home.

My goal is to make people and families fall in love with their homes, no matter how big or small the renovation. A true believer in the home and the life that unfolds in those four walls, I am dedicated to creating beautiful and functional spaces so people can live their most meaningful lives. I love to track down that one-of-a kind piece, help you find gorgeous, custom fabric to make your pillows pop, and work with builders from the beginning stages of the design process to ensure a well-designed place to call home. Whether you are near or far, I offer design services perfectly suited for you!

A California girl at heart, I live in West Michigan with my new husband and Australian Labradoodle puppy, Lincoln. My loves include bowling and eating Mexican food with her husband, enjoying newlywed life, working in the youth group at our church, going into open houses on the weekends, exploring nearby parks, hosting gatherings in our small home, arranging flowers, teaching The Bloom Workshop across the country, spending time near the water, visiting family in California and soaking in the beautiful moments all around me.

My design work has been recognized in Style Me Pretty, Rue Magazine, Ruffled, 100 Layer Cake, the Glitter Guide, The Inspired Room, The Wedding Chicks and Martha Stewart Crafts.

I'd be happy to work with you in creating a home where you love living life! Contact me today to get started.

 

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Main photo: Ashley Slater Photography