Shoutout SoCal: Local Stories
Shoutout Socal connected with the Business Director of Élan Design House, Kadie Chiera and shared the conversation on shoutoutsocal.com.
Hi Kadie, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Our work life balance has improved since starting our own business because we are in control of the projects we take on, clients we work with and the timelines of projects.
With this shift, our work productivity hasn’t been compromised. We find that building in personal down time allows us to re-energize and be more productive during the work week. We have freedom to spend time on the creative elements of a design and be more innovative without the constraints of an overloaded schedule.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are an interior design firm that specializes in full service design. Our studio transforms residential and boutique hospitality spaces. We focus on the details – the thoughtfully conceptualized and intentionally customized touches that make a space as one-of-a-kind as those who call it home. We approach each project with a balanced background of experience, education, and expertise. We pride ourselves on making sure our clients feel heard and valued. We operate with integrity, intuition and a love of inspired design.
What sets us apart is that we are a partnership of three. Two Principal Designers, each with a degree in interior design, certifications from NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and NCIDQ (National Counsel for Interior Design Qualification) and over 10 years of experience each. As the Business Director I take care of all things apart from design, operating the business seamlessly, allowing the designers to truly focus on our clients.