We had the good fortune of connecting with Trish Roe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trish, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Interior design is incredibly personal, and I believe that every successful project is rooted in connection and comfort. My clients are predominantly young professionals with growing families, and I work with them to create home designs that feel elevated and stylish while still serving to enhance their day-to-day lives. I love to curate spaces that are intimate and approachable, designed for each unique family I work with.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After years of feeling uninspired in corporate jobs, I had the opportunity to follow my passion and start my own interior design firm. My biggest advice is to find your village. It’s been so valuable for me to connect with other local designers and create a real community of support, knowledge, and friendships – otherwise running a solo-business can feel very lonely. I love that my work involves connecting with people and designing spaces that make their lives easier, more comfortable, and a bit more beautiful.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m assuming this trip is all post-Covid and quarantine restrictions (wear a mask everyone!) but we have a few favorite spots to bring our Atlanta visitors. We love to spend the day at Ponce City Market for lots of well-known and boutique stores to shop, and a variety of food and drink options, followed by a stroll down the Beltline to Inman Park for a wine tasting and outdoor dinner to enjoy the southern weather. I also love to show off my favorite antique store, Kudzu Antiques, and book tickets to an intimate concert at Eddie’s Attic (both in Decatur), and we always squeeze in at least one meal from Anna’s BBQ in Kirkwood (the best!).
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by a strong support system of family and friends, and a close-knit network of Atlanta interior designers, which I am eternally grateful. My biggest inspiration however, is my grandmother, who’s eye for gorgeous antiques and bold styles shaped my own from a young age, and who’s passion for hosting defined what a loving, family home could look and feel like.
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