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Art & Life with Lacey Michalek

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lacey Michalek.

Lacey, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was in my senior year of college at LSU studying psychology when I realized I was going down the wrong career path. Design and lifestyle blogs had just become really popular and every day I would read every single design blog I could possibly think of. I was completely hooked on the before and after of these spaces and knew I wanted to be an Interior Designer. The second I graduated I came back to Houston and began working as an interior design assistant while studying Interior Design at The Art Institute of Houston. After years of working under very talented designers, I decided to branch out on my own and start Lacey Michalek Interiors. I’ve loved every minute of my job ever since.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I create comfortable, livable and curated interiors. I have such a strong passion for taking an empty or dated space and creating a space that is light, bright and tailored specifically to that client. I achieve that through art, fabrics, custom furniture and accessories. Home is where we spend most of our time and I love knowing I had a hand in making it feel special to that person or family.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
I think the biggest challenge is self-confidence and knowing that you do have something great to bring to the table. I know I personally scroll through social media and gawk and awe at the accomplishments of other designers and wonder why I’m not where they are yet. I truly believe comparison is the thief of joy (Theodore Roosevelt) so it can be a struggle to trust the process and have faith that everything will happen in due time. I also take great inspiration from these designers so it’s not always a bad thing to see what other people are doing because it gives me something to aspire to.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
To see my work in real time or behind the scenes you can always look at my Instagram @laceymichalekinteriors. I try and share what I’m doing daily whether it has to do with my family or my business. Through my stories, you can see job sites that just aren’t quite camera ready, or fabric shopping at the local Design Center or even my own home as I’m trying to balance work life and motherhood. My website also showcases my professionally photographed work and is the best way to get in touch with me if you’re interested in working together.

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 Image Credit:
Photography by Colleen Scott

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