Home (n) :
1. A familiar or usual setting : congenial environment;
2. A place of origin.
After going back to school, raising a family and finding inspiration through travel while living in London, my husband, myself and our two kids moved back to the States in 2009. Once we were settled back home in New York City, I was itching to get back to designing.
I got to work finishing the renovation on our beach house in Spring Lake and started collaborating with my dear friend, Ellen Gerard of Sweet Pea on the decor, what a life saver!
For our next project, my husband found us this crazy deal through our real estate agent. We would go in on a building in Tribeca with a group of strangers and each get our own floor. I know, I hear you, risky business! We had about five minutes to decide which floor we wanted and when we looked at the one we eventually chose, it was still an office. In fact, it was the office of the architects who ended up doing the plans for the entire building! Thanks Turrett Collaborative Architects!
We took our chances and I’m so happy we did! We made it through an entire gut-renovation with 5 complete strangers, no murders, no lawsuits!! Serious miracle.
We spent the next year renovating the Tribeca loft. When we were done, I had the apartment photographed and put the pictures up on Houzz. Not long after, they ran an article about architectural salvage featuring our space!
This was the true beginning of Threshold Interiors. From then on it's been a whirlwind of beautiful opportunities, projects, amazing clients and press.
A reporter from The New York Times, ended up reading the Houzz article and featured our apartment in a piece about transforming commercial spaces into residential spaces. During this time, I was also featured on HGTV’s “You Live in What?”, what a crazy ride!
Starting your own business is hard, but boy, is it worth it!
Kudos to all my fellow lady bosses out there!