This week on the podcast we have Sarah Wilson. Sarah is an interior designer located in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area and recently took part in the one room challenge. Join us as we chat with Sarah about how she got brands and vendors to sponsor her room.
“One of my favorite quotes throughout the years, ‘You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you’ has inspired me to LIVE my life.”
Susan is an Interior Designer and General Contractor and mom of 5 daughters. She founded Savvy Giving by Design in 2014. After offering to make over a local teens room who had been diagnosed with cancer, Susan looked to her team to create a space that would provide her with the healing needed to help her fight through treatment. Today, Susan does a new room about every 6 weeks and is working on expanding Savvy Giving by Design nationwide. Susan resides in the North County of San Diego and runs a full time interior design and remodeling team, Savvy Interiors.
Dayna De Hoyos has been in the world of art since the age of 18 when she began her formal training in fine art at San Antonio College, and the University of Texas. She studied painting, drawing, theatre, radio, television, and film. After college she pursued her passion and opened an artist run space at the Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas. Stella Haus Art Space showcased new and established talent for a decade and contributed to the success of the art community through membership on the Blue Star Museum Board of Directors, as well as curating shows monthly. She pursued her passion for painting, photography, and film in her art making as well as promoted others. She exhibited her own work in museums across the country and in in the collections of Barry Manalow, Estee Lauder, and Dave Matthews to name a few.
In 2012 Dayna closed Stella Haus Art Space and moved from San Antonio to the area of Fredericksburg, Texas. She married her college sweetheart Sky Patterson, and started Stella Haus Films to continue to pursue her artistic abilities by making films and photography commercially. Dayna currently lives and works on Stieler Ranch, her husbands historic ranch where she makes social media video, branding films, commercials, and art films for her clients. She also creates photography including headshots, branding imagery, food photography, and social media photo content.
The other side of Stella Haus Films is Wedding Films which unlike most wedding video has a more cinematic and artistic bent. In her spare time she raises horses, chickens, and is a dog mama to a border collie named Ruby and a slew of rescue kitties. She also enjoys running, cooking, and gardening.
Here at Design+Style, we're big fans of collaboration and one of our favorite dynamic duos is Ms Paper Moon, Stephanie Owens and Ms Glamour Nest, Jessica McClendon! Together, they are the Decorettes, sharing their bewitching branding and swanky systems with creative entrepreneurs everywhere and chatting about the ups and downs of being business owners.
It's not every day one co-host gets to interview the other! Today, Dixie is chatting with Rachel about Rachel's new book.
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