Who is QuianaRose?
I am a proud fempreneur of color
My style is feminine and eclectic
Bananas are my favorite (but not in my smoothie)
I am passionate about literacy for children
My hobby is proofreading novels for authors
I can't get rid of a book... ever
I have always been an overachiever
I understand the harm of stress
I love dogs. Cats love me
I support freedom of lifestyle for all
My mother and I shared a room when I was growing up. I know our scenario wasn't typical, but it did give me great appreciation for spending some down time in a comfortable space that was tailored to my needs. My mom worked hard as a single parent. When she came home, we'd lie in our bed with 15 pillows, I'd point out the hilarious psychology behind the new garbage pail sticker I had put on the closet door, and we'd play games while listening to Lionel Richie on the record player. (Can you guess how old I am?)
What I noticed was her joy and release of stress when she was in a comfortable and familiar space that included all of her unique needs and all of her loved ones.
I believe that you also need to come home to a space that is tailored to you. I want to surround you with the things that comfort you, the colors that you like, the smells that you enjoy, and the function that makes your life easier.
What I do:
This is where I come in to help you think like a designer. I will bring clarity to the decision overload that comes with any remodel project. My 3-step process first entails applying project management control to all elements of the project. I then take the time to gather evidence about the space and its inhabitants (meaning you) to determine the unique needs that are present and even those that will be needed in the future. Lastly, I use the evidence we've collected to select the best design features and products for your space while controlling the whole process with the project management framework we created in the beginning.
I am a personal interior designer. My job is to calm your project overwhelm. I know that you work hard as a parent, a business person, and a superhero. I know that you don't have a lot of time, you don't want to overspend, and you hate making unnecessary mistakes.
Design a Rose (DaR) is owned and operated by me, Quiana Goodrum, aka QuianaRose. I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing as well as a master’s degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL. I have 6 years of background in the industry. After working in the corporate arena for an architectural stone manufacturer in sales, I decided to branch out on my own to create unique spaces for my clients (Rosebuds). I currently spend a lot of my time in bathroom design and restoration in Chicago and the South suburbs. I am especially drawn to hospitality. Meaning what I bring to your home decor is the luxury, wow, and comfort you find in the best hotels.