- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to discuss the client's overall aesthetic to gather an overview of their needs. From there, the collaborative process begins. Pertinent ideas, images, and inspirations are compiled to develop an interior personality. With this information, I walk each and every client through the design process which includes a visual rendering of the overall spatial concept. Once the project is completed, they're walking into a space personalized for them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I majored in Sculpting and Fine Arts at The Otis Parsons School of Art and Design in Los Angeles and Paris, France. My proficiency as an artist and sculptor, as well as my exposure to art and design from traveling abroad, has provided me with a distinctive edge when creating individual and unique spaces.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked as an assistant to an interior designer and decorator for three years. I traveled the country with her to various metropolitan areas such as New York, Houston and Miami. It was during my tenure that my mentor told me that I should consider starting my own business. With her belief and the encouragement of my family and close friends, I left my post as an assistant and started Izanhour Design in 2005.