ABOUT CARMEN

 

Workspace & Homespace Design Specialist

for Women Working from Home

What I Do

I’m an expert when it comes to increasing your sales, productivity and happiness by helping you to create a beautiful and highly organised workspace and home working environment.

I’ve created services and design courses SO THAT YOU GET REAL RESULTS quickly and easily. Get access to the information you need to make designing simple, easy and fun. My goal is to show you quick and actionable ways to change your spaces without having to do a long, irrelevant design course. Services & courses are online and accessible to anyone in the world and you can make a start today.

 

Why Do I Do It

WHY DO I DO THIS

I know that you’re really great at what you do in your working life, but I also know that you feel you are letting yourself down with a workspace that doesn’t light you up or function like it should.

After years of designing for others and working with women like you who runs her business from home, I knew that there was a struggle going on… and I wanted to be the one to make it easier for you.

Using my background in teaching and interior design I know how to help you make designing your home working spaces so much easier. I have some simple formulas that will women from feeling stuck…to inspired and on track to creating a great new space. Whether you want to space to invite clients in, a place to film live video or simply to have a place that your are proud to work in then let’s get you started.

WHO’S IN MY COMMUNITY

I love connecting with any woman who wants to share her story. Be it your business story, creative journey or personal journey I love hearing about it. I was tired of the mainstream media reporting on those who were more famous and had “made it big” and rather I was more interested in where women were at now and the effort and tenacity and strength they were showing in everyday life in order to succeed. So the stories you see on my #herdesignstory series are about women creating businesses and lives and the strength, fortitude and perseverance that they are showing to live their passion.

Our community is growing and hangs out at here. I’d love you to join us and you can request to join here. If you would like to share your story I would love you to apply here.

My Community

My Design & Lifestyle Tours

WHY I TAKE TOURS TO ITALY

My tours to Italy are all about connecting working women, finding joy and experiencing beauty in a fun-filled way. I began my Design and Lifestyle Tours because I was excited about the idea of extracting women from their home workspaces and gathering them to find their tribe. I knew women out there wanted this and I decided I should be the one to do it. I’m here to connect women in a spirit of sisterhood and I have a range of super tours on offer for you. Check them out.

IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO HERE

It’s not like this all happened to me quickly and I was designing workspaces for superstars and frolicking around in Italy without a care in the world. 

For years I was trying to be everything to everyone, designing houses from scratch, choosing colours and designs for new kitchens, creating renovation plans for that new living room wing. I was burning out and I started to suffer from self-doubt and a sense that I was not good enough. I loved helping my clients but something was missing in my heart. I knew that there was more to my life’s plan.

I spent long hours in front of my computer, defining who I was and what I wanted to contribute to the world without the cash flow to support my quest. I spent years working on how to be the best version of myself and trying finding my tribe of women that I could work to support in a spirit of sisterhood.

When things got rough, helpful family and friends suggested I go back to teaching to make life easier on myself. It was hard trying to convince them that I had a grand plan and there were women throughout the world I felt really needed me and what I could do for them using my 25 years of design and teaching experience. Surely success would be just around the corner. 

I gave up TV. I gave up time with friends. I put on weight. I skipped exercise. I spent less time with my children than I feel comfortable acknowledging. I kept believing that if I persisted I would eventually do my life’s work and something that lit my fire each and every day. I was committed to a fulfilling working life, not a job.

Many hours journalling and deep thinking. 

Many products and ideas conceived and online courses made.

And then I finally realised who I wanted to work with exclusively: 

I realised that I had been focussed on everyone and when you’re talking to everyone you’re talking to no one. 

Finally, I worked out what I wanted for my life. I wanted to help women who run their business from home to create a home with more design coupled a greater working lifestyle. I wanted to show women that there was more to life than working and that touring Italy with other women to reignite your soul and passion for life was something worth working for. I created the tours to bring those women together.

I haven’t looked back.

It’s Been a Long Road to Here  

Fun Facts

SOME FUN FACTS

  • I was mistaken for a boy when I was nine years old because my mother cut my hair (she is not a hairdresser).
  • I am horrible at faking or lying. You can see right through me if I say I like your rug and I really do not.
  • I am pretty darn good at keeping secrets, so your secret design disasters are always safe with me.
  • I’m powerless around good food and wine, but a master at helping you create a home that shows your personality.
  • Am super excitable when it comes to travel planning…I’m a little obsessed really.
  • My work has been featured in a 10-page spread in Home Beautiful Magazine.
  • I’m a great big nerd when it comes to talking business with other women…I love it.
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INTERIOR DESIGNER. EDUCATOR. 

© 2017 Carmen Darwin