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Meet Desiree Burns of Desiree Burns Interiors

Today we’d like to introduce you to Desiree Burns.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always had a love for the arts but I found my love for interior design while living in Los Angeles. I enjoyed the process of designing my home so much, I soon realized I never wanted that joy and creative fulfillment I had felt to end. I was designing jewelry at the time while finishing up art school.

I decided to take a risk and follow my passion for creating beautiful interiors. I dove right in and immersed myself in everything interiors. Shortly after moving to Boston, I officially started my own company, Desiree Burns Interiors.

First focusing mostly on staging and e-design in the very early stages, I’m now fortunate enough to have worked with many wonderful clients over the past few years all over Boston, doing everything from kitchen and bathroom renovations to designing beautiful homes.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The toughest part is definitely getting your foot in the door and getting the first few clients to trust in you and your ability to help them. I think the biggest challenge as a business owner was establishing my brand and recognition in a space that I was not yet known. Project by project, that of course changes over time.

Desiree Burns Interiors – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Desiree Burns Interiors specializes in modern, coastal, glam, interiors infused with earthy design elements. We strive to reflect the unique taste and personality of each client. Every client is different, therefore every project and process is different. I like to cater the process to uniquely fit the client.

A lot of the design process for me involves reading the clients mind in a sense and anticipating what they need and like sometimes before they even know it. I think it’s important for each project to add a surprise element and push the client out of their comfort zone a bit. The unexpected has often turned out to be the client’s favorite touch. I truly do love what I do and try to project that same enthusiasm onto the client so they equally enjoy the process.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
It’s not a specific moment, more of an overall accomplishment of being able to do what I love every day. I’m lucky to get to work with so many amazing, creative people along the way.

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