April Miller is a professional organizer, working from her own eponymous studio from Newfoundland, Canada. April was originally a high school English teacher but ultimately decided she needed a change. So she decided to study interior design and then pursue a career as a professional organizer. She has now gained her qualifications, and is a Trained Professional Organizer with the Professional Organizers in Canada. She has also received a Chronic Disorganization (CD) Specialist Certificate. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of April Miller.
Image Credit: 1) Ashley Goforth Design 2) Rach Parcell 3) Sarah Sherman Samuel 4) Sara Kirby 5) Magnolia Market
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I love a space that shows personality. I love mixing modern and traditional: contemporary furniture, show stopping light fixtures, and large-scale art against the bones of a restored historic space!
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I start by asking the client a lot of questions, to find out what they love and hate, what they’re drawn to, and what their goals are for the space.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I admire people who see things others don’t like people who are able to turn an ordinary suburban home or a rundown Saltbox house into something really cool. Also, photographers I’ve worked with – particularly Maria Hillier Photography – have an eye for angles that no one else sees, and are able to work with light to achieve a certain effect – something that is also really important to decorating a space.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I am inspired by a word that describes what I want for the space, by a colour or a piece of art or furniture, or by looking at other images.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Listening to my intuition, putting myself out there, and looking at what there was a demand for were crucial. Being judgment-free has helped me help my clients. I’d advise do what you’re best at, hiring others to do the rest; take risks, and don’t be afraid to break the rules!