home stager, interior decorator, professional organizer
Design the life you desire.
We are a professional interior decorating, home staging, and organizing company. Our mission is to help you maintain a balanced lifestyle through intentionally designed and organized spaces.
I'm Vanessa, a former professional dancer turned designer.
My interest in design began with my mama. She loved decorating our home and everyone who visited loved it too. It was especially memorable for me making decisions with her for my own bedroom. As a young girl I really enjoyed the process, but at the time never thought that this small spark in interest would lead to this career path as I was originally focused on dance.
I trained and studied dance at Point Park University (Pittsburgh) where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Then I worked in the U.S. for the following few years mostly touring with Koresh Dance Company (Philadelphia).
After taking a step back from the dance career to focus on my mental health, I realized that I often spent a lot of free time reorganizing and scrolling through design pages. I was always trying to figure out ways to decorate and have my spaces work more efficiently. I started leaning into minimalism and simplicity so that I could feel grounded again. I found that although organization and design transformed my external environment, it had a profound impact on my internal environment as well. The result of decluttering, organizing, and creating beautiful surroundings felt renewing and dare I say therapeutic? Like a big, deep, releasing *sigh*.
Alongside dance, a new passion had developed for me in the world of design. The decision to transition to this field led me to study at the QC Design School and along with becoming a certified professional, living a balanced lifestyle became very important to me. I strongly believe that balance is the key for overall health and that is why it is the forefront of our mission at TULA LIVING.