A former instructor modified profession paths to pursue her lifelong ardour of inside design. Kate Mazariegos was raised in Owensboro by her father, who labored in development, and her mom, who liked to maneuver furnishings and magnificence cabinets. So it was no shock that Mazariegos discovered a love for residence renovation as nicely.
“Rising up, my dad would set me up with a chunk of wooden and a hammer and a nail and let me do this whereas he did his work, and I might go on all these thrifting journeys with my mother,” Mazariegos stated. “It actually changed into a ardour.”
Mazariegos launched her enterprise, Kate and Waverly Interiors, in July of 2021 and jumped in headfirst to this new journey. It was a big change from the Spanish classroom she had referred to as her office for 10 years, however Mazariegos stated she actually wished to see what the world of inside design may provide her.
“I liked instructing, however as soon as I bought into the house renovations enterprise, I may keep up till 3 within the morning designing one thing and I wouldn’t be drained the following day,” Mazariegos stated. “I thrive off of it in a approach I didn’t assume was attainable, and so I made a decision that it was now or by no means. Earlier than I bought so concerned in instructing that it didn’t make sense to get out of it, I simply wanted to strive inside design.”
Her ardour for her work is obvious in the way in which she speaks about it, as she describes the method of inside design as being just like “an actual life puzzle that you simply get to work by means of and put collectively.”
“I like strolling into an area and feeling the inspiration of what it might be, after which I like going by means of the area and making an attempt to determine what’s going to work, what isn’t going to work, and what the consumer desires,” Mazariegos stated. “Folks will inform me that they don’t even need to dangle an image as a result of it’s instantly overwhelming. That’s the place I are available and feed off of that and determine the place sure issues ought to go.”
Considered one of Mazariegos’ objectives along with her enterprise is to make residence renovation and design a extra available useful resource to a wider vary of individuals.
“Rising up very center class after which being a instructor for 10 years, I didn’t actually have the funds to exit and rent an inside designer or something like that,” she stated. “I needed to determine it out alone.”
In an try and hold folks from having the identical expertise she did, Mazariegos gives all kinds of providers for her purchasers.
“I provide DIY providers the place I’ll put a temper board collectively and provide up some product inspiration, after which that individual goes out and buys the issues on their very own however with that basis. Or I can go all the way in which as much as the complete service, which is the place I’ll discover the furnishings for you, and residential renovations,” Mazariegos stated. “I additionally provide group providers as a result of I don’t assume issues ought to simply be fairly, I feel additionally they have to be purposeful.”
Mazariegos acknowledges that there will likely be challenges alongside the way in which, however she is ready to take them on and push her enterprise ahead.
“I do know working a enterprise will not be straightforward in any respect,” Mazariegos stated. “I’m not anticipating this to be a simple road or something, however I feel it’s actually necessary to not look again and say “what if,” particularly while you discover one thing you might be that captivated with.”
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