2018 was bananas, y’all. It was wonderful, and amazing, and rewarding, and at times oh, so challenging. But if there was one word that really summed it all up for me, it’d be growth.

2018 brought:

  • baby girl Margaret
  • 33 amazing new clients
  • 2 out-of-state installations for full-service clients in Florida & Pennsylvania (plus 9 more local installations!)
  • a CFD van
  • a new house
  • two major hurricanes & a major snowstorm
  • a new intern
  • new vendors and amazing industry connections
  • an interview with LuAnn Nigara
  • a new studio space!
  • top 1/3 of interior design studios nationally

Are you exhausted? I’m exhausted.

No, but really – in case you’ve missed the social media explosion the last few weeks, we ended December with a bang and moved our office location to Southern Village over the holidays. And it is awesome. But with so much growth over 2018, it’s definitely time for a different word for 2019. This year I’m picking rooted.

(Picture me asleep under this tree…)

Perhaps cliche, but y’all it’s so true. This year my focus is to get grounded, breath, and nurture all of those seeds we planted.

“Rooted” is a bit less cliche after you watch this TED talk.

There are some amazing things on the horizon for 2019. New connections. New projects. More design inspiration. We’ve made amazing friends through all of the connections that have brought us this far – and I am oh, so excited to see what’s in store for this year.

Catherine French Design is a team of interior design consultants based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have provided residential and commercial services in North Carolina and along the Eastern Seaboard.