LET’S MAKE WORKING FROM HOME A MORE BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE

For years, I witnessed the frustration of women who wanted to create homes that reflected their personality but were struggling to find a way to do that on their own. I set out to change that.

HI… I’M CARMEN

MY GOAL

My central goal is to support women who are creating businesses from home by providing home design and lifestyle ideas and inspiration that makes working from home a more beautiful and fulfilling experience. By improving the way our home looks, feels and functions we can accelerate our personal and financial growth and foster a greater love for our business. By being happier working from home, we bring an even better version of ourselves to the world and the world needs what women have to offer, as you know. My background in education, garden design, interior designs, art and creativity allows me to share what I’ve learnt over my lifetime and use this to build my own tribe of women who want to be fulfilled not only in their home but in their working lifestyle.

THE DESIGN & LIFESTYLE SCHOOL

At different times in the year, I open up my Design & Lifestyle School an online school offered to new female members. As a member of the school, you will learn how to make your home-working environment more stylish, organised and enjoyable from a lifestyle perspective. I am always building new programs, content and information that will show you exactly the steps you need to take to make that happen. This is no ordinary design school, this is designed for the female entrepreneur or work-from-home woman, not for the aspiring designer and it’s all about practical, actionable steps that can get you to where you want your home lifestyle to be. The school also offers support, advice and encouragement to women in the group and is the foundation of any great online school.

MY AUDIENCE

Is comprised of women from around the world who are creating a business from home or are trying to find the time and courage to do it. They love the lifestyle which comes from working from home and they place a high value on it, but they are looking for a support network to ensure it’s not such an uninspirational ride. They want their homes to align with the vision that they have for their space and ensure that their space makes them happy. Creating more beauty and functionality does this.

THE COMMUNITY

Firstly I want the female entrepreneur to share her story….the one about how she is working so hard live her business dream. I was tired of the mainstream media reporting on those who were more famous and had “made it big”. Rather I was more interested in where women were at now and the effort and tenacity they were showing in order to get there. So the stories you see on my #herdesignstory are about women creating businesses and the strength, fortitude and perseverance required to live their passion.

I want to create a space where women feel welcome to share their truth no matter what. It’s her design story (#herdesignstory) because she is designing her own life story and because storytelling is very powerful it’s as important for the storyteller to be heard as it is for the reader to be inspired.

Our community is growing and hangs out at here. I’d love you to join us. You can request to join here.

If you would like to share your story I would love to hear from you here.

WHO AM I? SOMEONE WHO…

  • Has been featured in a 10-page spread in Home Beautiful Magazine.
  • Spent years as a child wallpapering, renovating and moving furniture in my dolls house.
  • Dies a little inside when women avoid entertaining because they don’t love their home.
  • Who blushes and says pardon me when my clients refer to me as a genius.
  • Loves nothing more that talking business with other women. They inspire me every day.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT ME?

  • 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 creating a home that shows my personality.

I SPECIALIZE IN

I’m here to offer women assistance in the avenues of design services and through the design and lifestyle school, a hands-on, backstage, master class on the subject of design and lifestyle for your own home.

ONE ON ONE CONSULTATION SERVICES

  • Workspace design & functionality
  • Living area design & functionality
  • Furnishing and styling ideas.

Contact me here.

FREE DESIGN & LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY

You can join the free community the Home Design and Lifestyle Sisterhood. Apply and request access to the private group here.

DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE SCHOOL

Programs for showing you how to improve your workspaces, home spaces and work-from-home lifestyle. Register your interest here.

DESIGN & LIFESTYLE TOURS

Come and connect with other great women.

  • Italy – Ten days in Tuscany May 2017
  • Italy -Revel in the Riviera May-June 2017

Find out more about the tours here.

IT’S EASY TO FIND ME

Facebook – This is where I let you know what I am up to during the week, give you tips and helpful articles.

Twitter – This is where I try and pretend I am groovy by saying stuff in very few words.

Instagram – This is where I post everyday stuff that excites me about design, travel and all things beautiful.

Pinterest – This is where I have home design boards to help your creative process and give you loads of ideas.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

 

Growing up in a creative household with creative parents and four siblings who were constantly making, inventing, creating and dreaming, has etched into my soul a need to express myself creatively in my life. I love when the lines are blurred between work and play and I have spent most of my adult life in the quest to find the perfect balance to do exactly that. I’m always on the search to find a way to live my life with the passion and excitement and an ever quenching thirst to explore new opportunities and places.

I have chalked up many job roles including school teacher, garden designer, real estate agent and interior designer with a number of twists and turns that have brought me to where I am right now. It has come with tears, a fear of failure. I’ve stepped outside my comfort zone way too many times, questioned my direction and experienced all the other emotions that finding your tribe and calling brings. The design school is the culmination of way too many late night D&M’s over an excessive amount of wine and cheese as I’ve dug deep to find out what is truly important to me. I’m pleased to say I’ve found IT and delighted that I get to spend my days helping others to realise their own creative visions.

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