Today I am excited to share with you Roxanne from Roxanne Lumme Interiors.
Roxanne is another amazingly talented designer whom I met through Tobi’ Fairleys Designer MBA. I love Roxanne’s chic, sophisticated interiors and her slight infusion of vibrant colors! Get your Pinterest fingers ready!!
My favorite is this space above with all the tangerine accents!! *swoon*! Let’s move on the learn more about Roxanne.
When did you know that Interior Design was your passion?
It was not until my late 20’s. I was single and purchased my first home. In that moment, when I realized I was able to decorate that small little house any way I liked, that I was hooked. It was the first step in what is now an extremely fulfilling career. Knowing consciously that design was a passion came slowly. Looking back, I see it was always there it just took a while to bubble to the surface. My mother routinely rearranging the furniture in our home – bedrooms included – and I was always in on it. I thought everyone changed their room arrangements every couple of months.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I read about other creatives being inspired by travel or nature – and a recent trip to Venice moved me in a way I did not expect. But on a day to day basis? I’m inspired by others’ great design. Seeing spaces crafted with thoughtful and deliberate care and creativity create an almost physical rush. Eek! now I sound like a kook! But I feel the inspiration like a burst of excitement or rush of adrenaline.
What is your favorite book/magazine on design? How about your favorite site?
Favorite magazine: Elle Decor. Favorite design book: Mary McDonald Interiors. Favorite website: Pinterest.
What is the most frustrating aspect of your job as a designer? And the most rewarding one?
Knowing down to my toes that a client would love me forever if only I could convince her to take a great big leap of faith and go with the envelope-pushing concept presented – and she won’t. Dang! The most rewarding? When she does. 🙂 But really, it’s the moment a client sees her new space and REALLY loves it. I do have one moment in particular that stays with me as the MOST rewarding. A long-time client asked me to create a design for her 13 year old daughter’s bedroom. After the concept was approved, the family left for the summer. During those weeks that bedroom was transformed – it was a dramatic transformation – and when the family returned the daughter called me. It was late evening and this young girl was so excited! She loved that bedroom and her excitement and gratitude brought tears to my eyes.
What decorating techniques/ideas/projects would you recommend to a homeowner who wants a quick update to their space?
Paint, toss pillows, new accessories and lamps. Never underestimate the impact of new lamps!
What’s something you should never skimp on when decorating your home?
Quality upholstery. Hands down. With upholstery you get what you pay for and at the end of a long day, I want to be comfortable.
What’s your favorite color combination lately?
Emerald green and gold – this is a VERY recent fav. Before that? Tangerine and cream. Close on the heels of the green/gold combo is gray and gold.
What is your most cherished possession?
Limiting the answer to decor and not sentimental family items, it would have to be the 3 Murano glass bowls purchased in Murano with my husband while celebrating my birthday.
What would your dream project be?
The transformation of my own home. The cobbler’s children have no shoes. Thank you so much Roxanne for sharing your work and a peek inside to what inspires you!
Thank you Roxanne for joining us today and sharing your beautiful work!! If you would like to see more of her designs you can see her portfolio here.