DESIGNER | ARTIST | CREATIVE

photo by Zen Photography

photo by Zen Photography

 

HELLO I'M LATOYA - YOUR GUIDE on a journey to CREATE SPACE FOR DISCOVERY + EXPRESSION

MY STORY:

I am a creative working in a variety of medium - exploring concepts of Interior Alchemy through the lens of interiors, imagination + inspiration.

The past few years I have focused on motherhood, partnership, deep self-reflection, and creating  space for my family and myself. Now I am delving back into sharing my love of creativity and interiors with a community of heartfelt change-makers and magic-seekers who are transitioning from desire into the beautiful unknown and need a beautiful HOME BASE to launch from.

Space is my medium; I explore the realms of both physical and inner space. I see each room as a collage –. I believe in providing the right combination of space planning, energy, and materials to create spaces with personality, creativity, and a strong sense of belonging. A space needs the right balance of flow + LOVE.

I AM creating space to explore the creative laboratory of life; experiencing + expressing the finds.

I am originally from San Francisco, but wanderlust set in when I took my first international trip at a young age, so I am always looking for the next adventure. I am currently exploring the Australian landscape with my family. I make unique journals, photograph nature to bring into your home as wall art. I have written dwell articles for The Perpetual You magazine, where I share inspiring homes and inspiring tips to inspire your decor. I can also be found musing on life + creativity, delving into the sacred feminine, making art, exploring nature, homeschooling, reading + having a good laugh.

PHILOSOPHY + PURPOSE:

Through a mixture of organisation, design, decor + self-discovery it is my vision to provide you with access to good design that supports growth + improves your quality of life.

I believe the spaces we live, work + play in {our built environment} have a major impact on how we feel + operate on a daily basis. My aim is to inspire you to create spaces {physical, mental + spiritual} for your soul to thrive. Your home can be {a catalyst} to improve your quality of life. Everyone should have access to good design!

INTERIORS bring me joy.

I believe everything boils down to L O V E.

I believe H A P P I N E S S is within.

I seek T R U T H + C O N N E C T I O N.

I believe we create our life story through C H O I C E.

I see H O M E as a reflection of this story +

a tool to make our D R E A M S a reality.

♡ BE WONDERFUL

LATOYA


PROFESSIONAL BIO:

LaToya has over 15  years of experience in Design, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Design/ Interiors  from Syracuse University with a Minor in African American Studies + a Master’s in Architecture from Academy of Art University. She has spent time traveling, researching and discovering new ideas from the diversity around the globe.

LaToya has an extensive background in designing spaces for community through public architecture (Libraries, Recreation Centers and City Government Offices). LaToya now specializes in interior design, organisation and styling for residential spaces.

She provides the right combination of space planning and materials to create spaces with personality, creativity, and a strong sense of belonging. Space is her medium; sculpting rooms and creating collages of colors, emotions, art, furniture and more while encouraging social interaction.

While in San Francisco she was an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for many years, in 2004 she became a LEED Accredited Professional, and later completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) for Architecture.

LaToya has a strong commitment to community. She was on the inaugural Alumni Board for Summer Search San Francisco, and was on the Executive Board of the San Francisco National Organization of Minority Architects for 3 years. She has been a docent for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and AIA House Tours. She has also volunteered for Philanthropy by Design, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and a variety of community causes.

LaToya also has experience on working with entrepreneurs to tell their visual story through graphic design. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CREATING SPACE FOR CREATIVE LIVING YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.


A BIT MORE OF MY STORY:

I value connection, creativity + wonder, adventure, growth + learning, love, happiness + wellbeing.

As a teen volunteering became an integral part of my life. I began as a teaching assistant at a local elementary school, and around the same time I was gaining an interest in the field of architecture - I had the opportunity to study at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in New York. I learned that architecture is about creativity, functionality and evolution. I have also grown to see a career in design as an opportunity to GIVE BACK in a creative + concrete way.

While studying architecture at Academy of Art University, history, social interaction and community development were themes that wove through my projects. That experience was a journey leading me on a search for my connection to the history of the city I grew up in, and how architecture reaches beyond a physical structure. As part of this journey I travelled to Paris to study Art History, and to Nicaragua to help hands-on with a master plan for a newly developed village. Ultimately this developed into my final project, the Black History Network.

I continue to explore the realm of design, and the possibilities it holds, working closely with people’s needs, and the belief that programs within in a building are just as important as the building itself.

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