SARAH ASHLEY LOBLE
After a 20-year career as an attorney, I came to the sudden but strong realization that I wanted to be an interior designer. I have always maintained a strong connection to art and design. Besides frequently working on the interior of my own home, I have typically had a drawing pad on hand and an easel in the back room. In 2017 I took a leave of absence to focus on oil painting and took classes in technical drawing. I knew that I would start a new career in the arts before long but I soon learned that painting and drawing alone were not enough - I love working creatively with people. Once I started thinking about a career in interior design I couldn’t stop! I enrolled in the Interior Design Institute and graduated in August 2019 with volumes of information and new knowledge. Most importantly, I learned the principles of design and how to apply them to create a particular mood or energy. I also learned how to use software for envisioning and planning redesigned spaces in 2D and 3D renderings, which is incredibly helpful when communicating with clients. I have become part of a network of wonderful design professionals and I enjoy making industry connections and staying on top of design trends.
My main philosophy as a designer is that I believe that our sense of well-being can be nurtured by the space that surrounds us when we are home. If we want our homes to relax and recharge us, it is worthwhile to tend to what we put in our homes as we would tend to our own physical wellness.
I think my greatest strength as a designer is that I care deeply about pinpointing what makes a client brighten up and say “wow – that’s it – I love that!” From there I can shift into the right gear and streamline my work with confidence that I am going to create the best interior space for that particular person.
“Good design has to tell a story. It has to stop people, and it has to make them wonder. Good design is a conversation.”
- Zahid Sardan