Home is where my heart is, and my passion and vision for what's contained inside our four walls has had me on a new trajectory this year. I've been feeling for a long time now that I want to make a heartfelt evolution into interiors and home decor in conjunction with our home fragrance division. I feel it's a natural next step as I am deeply passionate about interior design and creating magical atmospheres that inspire. *
I've been feeling this personal transition that I can no longer ignore because I'm too afraid. I've been making candles for 20 years now, our signature fragrance creations that I have been so lucky to express myself through so boldly for the last 16 1/2 years. But I've been excitedly working all year developing products for a home division that will pair well with our candle creations and make some sort of sense. I've also casually but thoughtfully been looking for a storefront again in Chicago for the last two years now near the neighborhood where I dwell. *
I designed my kitchen shown here about 10 years ago, and it didn't come easy. It's a reflection of many days, weeks and drawn out months of long hours working for my company with no days off, and it's one of the greatest possible expressions of who I am, through my home, from all that hard work. Patience is a virtue I had to learn, and it's taking a long time to create this newness for my company alongside our candle collections. Will it work? I don't know, but I'm going to dare to try! I'm hoping you'll travel this crazy new journey with me! Stay tuned....