You are exactly where you are supposed to be…
I saw this written on a building in Indonesia on my first business trip to the country last year. I had come on something of a whim, spurred by a desire to explore the amazing local crafts and to make myself into something new: a small business owner. I read the words and laughed. “I know some mistakes I’ve already made,” I told my driver. Ngyoman calmly replied, “There are no mistakes, only learning.”
Color has always been a part of my life. Years ago someone told me that you should think about the colors that bring you joy, like the feelings you have when you are in a place you feel a deep connection to. I think about walking the cobblestone streets in Oaxaca City and taking in the palate of every quaint doorway. I think about the small local markets in Guatemala and seeing the vibrant Huipil clothing. I think about searching through piles of vintage Indonesian blankets and being immersed in the intricate details of the weavings and the hand-work. This is when I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
I decided to start my own business with the encouragement of my husband telling me to go for it…I bought a plane ticket and traveled by myself to Indonesia with only a driver and a couple hotels reserved, no other real plans!
My goal with Memento is to curate delightful décor and accessories. I source items I believe you are not able to find just anywhere…textiles that are one of a kind, décor items that are not readily available at just any store. Items that when I see them I say, “I love love loooooove that!!!”…
I hope you enjoy the delights I have gathered and that they bring a warmth and connection to your space.
Thank you so much for visiting my site and taking the time to hear my story!
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I grew up in Colorado and lived in Austin and Boston before settling with my family in the emerald city of Seattle. I’ve previously worked in sales and consulting. When I am not working on Memento, I love to volunteer at my daughters’ schools, attend a yoga class, cycle around the beautiful Seattle lakes and go on live music dates with my husband. Memento is a true labor of love and brings together my lifelong passions for home design, color, and travel.