What do you do?
Where do you work and what is your title?
I work for and own a small decorator fabric shop, Kaleidoscope Fabrics.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
Wow! Good question. I get to have fun five days a week working with fabrics, helping clients design custom window treatments and bedding (pillows, bedskirts and bedspreads.)
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
I have worked as an interior designer for around 30 years. I have had Kaleidoscope Fabrics on the Westside for 17 years.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
I love working with fabrics and I love seeing the finished product. We actually do the sewing here for our shop and we also install. So I get to see the project from start to finish.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
I would love to design the colors on the fabrics at times. It would make it so much easier to just tweak a color and make it work in a room.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
My degree is in interior design. I was not prepared for all the paperwork and business management work I needed when I first started.
What makes working on the Westside special?
Working on the Westside is special because I still feel like we are part of a small community of business owners and clients.
“What do you do?” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you know someone who has an interesting job on the Westside (but doesn’t live here), he/she might be a candidate for this column! If you know someone who might qualify, give us a call at 471-6776.