Spoak member and designer Cimón Greenfield has always loved creating beauty and function in her space, and in our latest Design Challenge with Homebody, she shared her talents with her winning design.
It's easy to see why Cimón's attention to detail brought her first place, and we were lucky to get to know her more and ask her a few questions about what inspires her and more.
Scroll through to learn more about Cimón and get inspired.
Growing up as a child of a single mother, we had to find ways to furnish our home while making it functional, affordable, and somewhat pretty. I spent some weekends with my mom at rainy yard sales and thrift stores looking for side tables, lamps, fake plants, etc. I had the privilege of having my own room, which I really used to practice my design skills. I enrolled in FSCJ for my associate's degree in Interior Design and began my design business. I started sharing Build Your Dream Home threads on Twitter to showcase my design knowledge. This is where I booked my first client; from there, my business took off. I began working virtually in the height of COVID decorating and designing for people all over the country. My goals in design are always to provide accessible, affordable, safe, healthy, and beautiful designs for people of all lifestyles.
Currently, my favorite designer is Tiffany Howell of Night Palm. I had the pleasure of interviewing her during my schooling. She had one of the most naturally creative auras. I love how moody her work is because it still always feels inviting despite having such calm energy. I also love her ability to source amazing pieces for her designs. Her eye is top-notch!
I find my inspiration in so many ways. Through poetry, music, photography, art, and sometimes, just the person I am working with. Finding inspiration through your clients is the best place because you are creating for them, and it should beam through in the final result.
I love to read, listen to poetry, watch fashion shows, listen to designers talk about things they are creating, and sometimes, it's as simple as just going shopping!
Food-wise, I had a beautiful poke bowl from Bento in Jacksonville, FL. Art-wise, Solange Knowles's home feature in Apartmento. As a Cancer woman, I feel like we connect, and her home is proof!
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