Thursday Spotlight: Kaily Hart

If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be…

An interior designer/decorator! Yeah, I was pretty surprised at this realization myself. I’ve already had one successful career in the IT consulting industry and working on my second with my writing. When I renovated my ENTIRE house a few years ago, it was a major undertaking.

This is actually a before picture of my living room and kitchen, totally gutted back to the bare bones! *shudder*

I was excited, apprehensive, and okay a tiny bit terrified. Or perhaps it was a LOT. I designed every aspect of the renovation which ranged from some structural changes to a lot of cosmetic things. I updated/upgraded EVERY SINGLE room in the house. Actually the outside underwent some pretty substantial changes as well. I selected every fixture, fitting, color and finish. I designed every tile layout. I picked the design for each molding and trim we used. I even designed the layout of the kitchen myself from a completely blank slate. I worked with the guys every day on each step of the process and you know what I found? I absolutely LOVED everything about it. I learned I love looking at furnishings catalogs, tile books, paint chips, architectural accents. I loved everything about the process, especially the sense of immense satisfaction I get when I can sit back in any room of my house and think… I did that. So, if I wasn’t a writer I’d definitely be in the design/decorating/home improvement industry.

What about YOU? What do you think you’d be doing if you could choose?

Comments

  1. Hi Kaily! I was eagerly awaiting to see the “finished” room at the end of the post 😉 LOL!

    What would I chose to be…umm..real real tough. I think I’ll go for being a teacher or a librarian 😉 Not creative, I know 😉 but it allows me to interact with books..LOL..and moreover haven’t we read that it’s always the teacher or the librarian who gets smack into undercover covert operations by the hero? :insert rubbing hands in anticipation here:

  2. It must feel great when it’s all finished. I’m sure it looks lovely.

  3. Ju, I’ll have to see if I can rustle it up! I may have to actually clean first LOL. I’ve always love the idea of being a librarian too :).

    Ingeborg, I like it anyway!

  4. That is an easy question: I would own my own book store. I think that would be a fun job. I know it wouldn’t be easy but it would be satisfying.

    Congrats on such a huge undertaking. I like to decorate but I’ve never started from scratch.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  5. Thanks, Stacie it was pretty huge. I was also working and pregnant throughout, so that made it interesting!! I love the whole idea of a bookstore as well. That’s be great!

  6. Wow, it’s amazing that you found the time and ambition to do all that! I bet the rooms look great!

    What would I want to be if I can choose?

    That’s kind of hard to answer, at the moment I’m bound and determined to become paranormal romance author.

    When I was a little younger though, I wanted to be a veterinarian because I love animals and have always wanted to work with them in a professional setting.

    I’ve also been trying to figure out how to be able to become an animal cop, because I always watch the shows on tv. and thought it wouldn’t be a bad job.

    kakuchouakisame_19(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Oh lordy, Kaily. My hubby started our kitchen remodel three years ago, and I am still walking on cement floors, looking at unpainted walls, and missing a dishwasher, lol.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  8. I’d work in medical research.

  9. That must have been so exciting to redo you whole house. I would love to do that to our house but that’s not in the cards right now. If I had the talent I would love to be a professional photographer, it’s amazing what people can capture in a photo.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  10. Gabby, I used to want to be a vet as well. Good luck with your writing!!

    Oh, Cathy no! I thought going 9 weeks without a fully working kitchen was hard LOL!

    Chey, that would be really interesting :).

    Maureen, I loved it. I also enjoy photography.

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