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“You can be very talented, but unless you work well with others and communicate what you want to achieve, it doesn’t matter. Garden design software mac To have longevity, you must have passion for what you do.” — Dee McDavid

Sitting at a modern Gus* Design table surrounded by products of her craft — including Erin Flett hand-printed pillows, Peacock Alley linens, Montes Daggett dishware, Annie Sloan chalk paint and Arteriors lighting — Dee McDavid divulges her passion for her work, interior design.

“When I was 7-years-old, my mother, Alice, had an interior designer come and do my bedroom,” McDavid says. Top baseball players 2016 “She used lavender for the walls, drapery with violets and a complementary check pattern of green and purple.”

“I was very fortunate to have a mother who loved interior decorating,” says the owner of Dee McDavid Interiors on 12th Avenue, which provides a mélange of services, including consulting, space planning and project management, furnishings and accessories.

“My mother allowed me the freedom as a pre-teen to paint my own room,” McDavid says. Football games download 2012 “I had to try pink, a neutral and even a shade of green. Lonestar softball I would buy the magazine 1001 Decorating Ideas at the grocery store and always moved my furniture around and changed things on the walls.

After graduating from high school, moving to Pensacola, studying art at Pensacola Junior College and working at Gayfer’s department store, she landed a job at Bedsole Interiors working with Dixie Bedsole, who became her mentor.

“Dixie was very influential and had an interior design degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota,” McDavid says. El pato harlingen tx “I worked for her for several years, and went to High Point Market with her in North Carolina, learning all furniture designs and drawing space plans.”

Treading her own fashionable path, McDavid also picked up more experience from top designers at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and working at East Hill Antiques and Cottage Interiors, where she became increasingly knowledgeable about furniture, decor, fabrics custom bedding and draperies.

Following years of working for others, McDavid married her husband, Robert, and had three children, all girls. Garden spider facts She became a stay-at-home mom, caring for twins Amy and April and daughter Shelley.

“When you are a young parent and at home, of course, your friends are also young parents,” she says. Frances bavier “I ended up giving advice to friends about interiors and paint colors. Facebook stock ticker I had a home office and ended up working from home.”

A major project was for neighbors, Jim and Brenda Sowinski, who moved from Pensacola to Atlanta. Pitch international “They bought a luxurious home and flew me back and forth from Pensacola to Atlanta for four months. Basketball olympics 2016 live I remodeled the kitchen plus every room.”

Other milestones include designing for Baptist Hospital’s Portofino Spa; Baptist Hospital’s new addition in Gulf Breeze in conjunction with George Koper Associates; and Jim and Susanne Ward’s historic Seville home.

After partnering with Sarah Gillette of Urban Objects for two years, McDavid decided to purchase property for her own business, a former gas station on 12th Avenue. Landscape architecture firms The McDavids then constructed a new building next door, which she moved into in 2015.

“Interior design is very artistic, but it is also artistry that involves people’s lives,” McDavid says. Mlb playoffs streaming free “It is good to attend college and study design and learn from published designers, but when you apply it to someone’s personal life, it takes more than just knowing design.

“You become connected,” McDavid says. Rock garden cafe “I have clients in Pensacola that I worked with years ago. Pitch invader And it is true that each home is unique. Ncaa softball field dimensions It is about discovering how design reflects the owner’s personality.”

“I have been very fortunate to work with talented, educated people — contractors, architects, cabinetmakers and many skilled tradesmen,” McDavid says. What is pitching woo “You can be very talented, but unless you work well with others and communicate what you want to achieve, it doesn’t matter.

“To have longevity, you must have passion for what you do,” she says. Fastpitch softball tryouts “I have always teased my husband by saying: Instead of buying a new car, I would rather buy a new sofa.”