When we moved from our last house, I think we had over 100 paint sample pots in our garage. I love the magic of paint and how it can easily transform a piece of furniture, a room, a whole house. While I started out my career in politics as an aide for the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, after being home for several years with small children, I realized I wanted to do something more creative.
In 2016, I enrolled in Maria Killam's True Color Expert program and it opened my eyes to the many possibilities in the design world and I earned my True Color Expert certification. After years of helping friends and relatives with color and decor, I completed my interior design certification from New York Institute of Art and Design in 2018 and opened Harlow Hays Design Co. the same year.
It's so rewarding when you walk into a home and you can feel the personality of the inhabitants. We spend so much time in our homes that they should be a reflection of ourselves and what we love.