Designer insights with Anna Eskridge

Anna Eskridge is an aspiring interior designer, who has recently graduated from Marymount University with a degree in Interior Design. Anna wants to offer a service that provides quality designs and professional organizing, to provide beauty and functionality to a space. She also wants to empower her clients to redeem their homes. She is passionate about blogging, something she began soon after starting university, she also loves the design and organizing online community. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Anna Eskridge.

Designer Insights - Anna Eskridge

Image Credit: 1) World Market  2) Target 3) Waiting on Martha 4) Jayson Home 5) Zinc Door Table

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

While I appreciate a range of styles I would describe my style as “California Chic” – a mixture of Old Hollywood glamour, Bohemian Chic, and an overall sense of easiness.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

Creating a mood board is the first step in my creative process – I gather inspirational images and materials to help determine the overall look and feel of the project.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

While I admire all of the professors of the Interior Design department at my alma mater, Marymount University, the one that inspired me the most would have to be Susan Hergenrather. Her personal style, charisma, and work ethic had a profound impact on me.  She encouraged me to take risks and go outside of my comfort zone; and always give 110% when working on a project.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

I find inspiration in everything - from magazines to interior designers, from movies to travel – I’m always looking!  I love this quote from Grace Coddington, “always keep your eyes open.  Keep watching because whatever you see can inspire you.”

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

When I first started my blog, it was initially a way to impress design firms that I planned on applying to for post-college jobs, however after seeing so many of the amazing blogs out there, I decided to change gears.  I now use my blog as a place to share my passion for interior design, organizing and empowering others.  My advice for others is to believe in yourself and hustle to make your dreams come true.