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Meet Angela Lahay of Angela Lahay Designs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Lahay.

Angela, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Hi! My name is Angela. It’s my pleasure to meet you! I’m an artist. Always have been. I can remember drawing for pleasure when I was a child. I would sit for hours designing clothes with my Barbie scratch and sketch. I had my first room “makeover” as a teenager when I decided that I needed to paint my bedroom and stencil sunflowers all over the walls.

My love for design has always been a part of me. It was about two years ago when I decided I would pursue it as a career though. I put myself through a design course while working in a management position. Once I graduated the Interior Design Institute I jumped into my business with both feet, no looking back. My faith and God and love for my family are my inspiration to live my dream and keep going.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Life for me has not always been cut and dry. In fact, at times there has been more uncertainty than certainty. At one point I was a single mother of three working 2-3 jobs at once just trying to keep my head above water. Life has taught me how to make lemonade in the sourest of times. One thing I’ve learned about being an entrepreneur is that everything is a risk. Nothing is guaranteed. It takes courage and patience amongst lots of other things. Mindset is the most important thing. The struggle is absolutely real but so is my ability to enjoy every moment!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Angela Lahay Designs, LLC story. Tell us more about the business.
Angela Lahay Designs, LLC- is a brand new interior design company. I specialize in residential design, e-design, staging and color consultations. I am most proud to put my name behind what I design because to me it’s like a good old-fashioned handshake. My word is my bond. I have to be proud of the design to call it mine. By nature I’m observant. When I come into your home and we have a conversation, I’m listening.

While I’m listening I’m having my own conversation in my mind analyzing, comparing and taking notes on everything around me. I love composition. If the book on your shelf is crooked, I straighten it. If the picture is hanging too low on one side, I fix it. I used to think that was a flaw until I spent enough time with myself.

I appreciate now that its who I am and its how its led to wanting a career in design. I think one thing that separates me is that I find the everyday beauty in everything around me. For me life is a series of beautiful compositions a wonderful mix of color, form, texture and light.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t tend to believe in luck. To me, there is only destiny. I can truly say that I was born to create. I was created by the greatest designer of them all. My faith is part of who I am.

LIFE is a series of events, good and bad, that bring you to where you are in life. I have been blessed to leave a world of certainty and step into my dream by the means of an inheritance that I came into at the most perfect time.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Image Credit:
Chelsey Ripley Photography, Julia Aceri Photography

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