As a young woman, I began teaching children with behavior disorders and quickly ascended to the positions of school principal then central office administrator. I loved my work; both with the kids and developing the staff. It was tough to leave the profession, but when my family relocated from the Chicago area to Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to pursue my other passion...interior design. I returned to school to receive my interior design certification and immersed myself in the industry by serving active rolls in our local chapters of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association).
Lori Steinman, owner and principal designer of Everett Scott Designs LLC
It has been a joy to experience the fellowship of those in the design world and that cammeraderie has has further enhanced my ascent in this profession. And...I find the skills that fueled my success as an educator (listening and supporting, providing leadership and guidance, and thinking quickly on my feet) have served me well as an interior designer!
Once again...I love what I do. I love helping my clients articulate their vision then guiding them in achieving spaces that are reflect that vision. Good design, however, must be both functional and comfortable, so we ensure that those qualities are inherent throughout. I love making the journey as pleasurable as the final reveal and the best part of my work is experiencing the joy my clients feel from beginning to end. I consider it an honor to be brought in to my clients' lives to help them with this very personal endeavor.