Growing up, our Sunday routine was church, brunch, then cruising around neighborhoods to find homes that were in the process of being built. Once we found one, we’d walk around the house, scope out the floor plan, and dream up what we’d do differently if it was our home. Sure, we were toeing the line, but it was very fun!
Looking back, this was the genesis of my passion for beautiful places and spaces.
Fast forward to high school where I took four years of engineering and architecture. It was clear that these were the only classes that interested me and my goal was to become an architect. The calling was clear; yet life, as it does, took a detour.
After spending three years at a private university whose art department only had drawing classes, I decided I’d transfer to VCU to learn how to build and design furniture - I am a builder at heart, after all. Amidst the hubbub of transferring and moving to Richmond, a dream job at Apple came calling.
Yet, during all my adventures, the pull towards design remained.
Last year I spent a month in Israel. It was there, in the vibrant, origin of everything, I decided that it’s never too late to pursue what you love and to go back to school for interior design. GK Chesterton said,
"Man must have just enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubt to of himself to enjoy them."
Lion Design is my adventure, and continuing to pull the thread of curiosity by creating beautiful spaces for people to rest and be known - something that our culture has never needed more.
For the sake of glory and beauty,