Interior decorator Ruby Davis is celebrating spring with a new Afloral design challenge win. Get to know more about her in this interview.
Chasing her passion led interior decorator Ruby Davis to where she is today. A longtime lover of design and sourcing one-of-a-kind treasures, Ruby finds joy in every element of the design process. It comes as no surprise that she took home the winning prize in this Afloral design challenge competition.
Let's hear it for Ruby!
My entire family has an eye for design, so I grew up loving design and interiors and would go on weekend day trips with my mom and aunts to find treasures at estate sales and markets. My younger self always thought of my passion as a hobby until I got older, decided to finish school, and saw that my passion could become a career. Although I am in the beginning stages of hopefully becoming an interior decorator, it has been such a dream to be able to turn what I love into more than just a hobby. Helping friends and family with layouts and color palettes and finding the best pieces for their own individual style is what I truly find joy in. I firmly believe that your space reflects yourself, whether that be an old photograph you love being the focal point of a room or a funky chair you never thought you could incorporate into your space. Interior decorating has a way of turning your space into a functional work of art that not only incorporates your style but allows others to experience it as well. That is what I truly think is so amazing. Being able to help with that is an honor.
I wanted my design to reflect Afloral as a company. After visiting their website, I felt a girly, almost whimsical feeling. I used soft colors and traditional pieces that added feminine touches and pops of color. The flowers used needed to add to the space and softly become the main points of the room. When I envisioned the space, I wanted it to feel welcoming and comfortable yet stylish and put together. Mixing the traditional pieces with trendy articles, like the checkered jute rug and a modern chandelier, made the room come together best.
As cliche of an answer as it is, everywhere! I find inspiration in other designers, art pieces, nature, and music. Inspiration is all around; it's just about channeling it where you need it.
David Hicks — his ability to mix pieces and incorporate bold colors with traditional pieces is what inspires me the most. He and his family, who are now making a name for themselves as designers, have a way of combining colors, patterns, and pieces of artwork/furniture that break the mold and really embody what I believe interior design to be all about.
Truthfully, recharging on the couch with a good show, laughing with my loved ones, and being present makes my heart happy.
Wabi House, a restaurant in Dallas. Everything from the appetizers to the mouthwatering ramen was fresh and absolutely amazing. Highly recommend.
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