Meet LarissaI am an Interior Designer, and my company is Sweetland Interiors.
Interior Design is my passion, my heart. Design, for me, is not limited to furniture and paint, but a whole sense of what the space "feels" like. So my passion extends beyond the average - to furniture refurbishing, custom artwork, sewing, photography, theater, and fashion. I love to dabble in all things creative!
And everything inspires me. I always tell my painters at Pinot's Palette, that they inspire me with what they are creating, because each painting is different and has an element of them in it. I don't say this for lip service, it is actually true. That's one of the reasons I love my job!
As a kid, I knew that artwork was a source of escape for me. It made something that was stuck in my mind come to real life - not always how I wanted it to, but I discovered that it was a funnel to get what was inside, out - and that was powerful! I sold my first painting in 5th grade, at my school art festival. I couldn't believe that someone wanted to purchase something I had made.
As I grew up I realized how many different genera's existed in the creative world, and it sparked me to want to try everything! I honestly don't feel complete, if I'm not dreaming up something. I strongly believe that life should be lived, and lived more abundantly.
My bucket list:
Learn French, again (high school doesn't really count)
Travel through Europe, visiting the countries of my heritage
Create and market my own perfume
Open a small patisserie as a family business
Illustrate a children's book
My motto is to "shoot for the stars in all that I do - regardless of how impossible it might seem". My mom tells me that "I have a Spirit of Excellence" because I strive to touch all of those stars in the sky.