Meet the Hounds in My Life!


As I’m sure many of you are wondering, how and why did I end up naming my business HHI Studio (aka Homeward Hound Interiors)?

The answer is relatively easy…my love for dogs, especially my dogs, sparked the need for a name for my firm that would incorporate my furbabies.


Before I introduce the 3 pups in my life right now, I want to take a moment to spotlight and remember my sweet angel girl, Pebbles. She was taken from us way too soon in August of 2017. Pebbles was in my life for many career and personal struggles and celebrations. She was the first dog that was truly mine, not just a family dog. She helped me get through so much and I thank her for the years she gave me. I still miss her every day. She’s the angel with paws watching over me.


The oldest of my herd is Maggie (aka Mags or Old Lady). She’s 19 years old and still going strong. She loves to sleep, but lives for breakfast and dinner (and second dinner). Mags is such a sweet girl! We adopted her when she was 13, but it seems like we’ve had her forever because she fits in with our herd so well.


Next, we have Maggie 2, aka Maggie, who is 11 years old. She came to us in 2016 having lived with several other families, 3 in 6 years. Needless to say, she has indeed found her forever home with us! She’s 75 pounds of lap dog. And, we call her an honorary beagle, because she truly believes she’s one of them 🤣


And our baby is Blue (aka Boo Boo or Blue Berry). While he will be 6 in August, he is indeed the baby! He originally came from Florida, but seems to enjoy all 4 seasons here in Virginia. He loves to hunt in our back yard, and the neighbors know him well because of it 😂

If you follow me here on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook, you’ll get to see more of the herd…and often 😉



All NEW Homeward Hound Interiors!!

Hello and welcome to the NEW Homeward Hound Interiors!!! This website and blog has been about 6 months in the making. I’m thrilled to be launching officially today!

Homeward Hound Interiors was just the start of an idea last year. It came about after taking a year plus off for mental health struggles, and to rediscover who I was and what I wanted out of life. But the overall journey didn’t really start last year.


In 2010, when I graduated college, I was asked where I wanted to be 5 years. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure at that point in my life, having just spent from age 13 until then working toward my design degree and starting my design career. And even though I tend to prefer longer term goals, thinking 5 years out was huge to me at that time in my life. I remember saying that I’d love to own my own design business after 5 years, but I didn’t really feel that timeline then, and as I look back, I see why.

Fast forward to 2015, I had accomplished so much already in my career at that 5 year mark. But, I knew I wasn’t ready to do my own thing right then. I was still learning so much day to day! After 2015, my mental health started to go downhill, and my health became my priority and focus. I still had planted that seed in 2010 and I could feel the roots getting stronger.  The idea was blooming, but it just wasn’t time yet.

Last year, I felt the design bug bite. I started to crave design projects again. Almost overnight, I finally felt like my calling was found again. I wanted to make that idea blossom completely.


When 2018 began, I was feeling a little lost.  But, after starting to meet with a group mastermind, I knew I was on the right journey. I had just slipped off the correct path for a bit. With their help, I’ve been working on taking my business to the next level. This site and blog is just one of those steps to get me back on the right track.

I look forward to sharing a variety of topics with you here.  The NEW Homeward Hound Interiors is all about creating sophisticated and pet-friendly spaces for my clients. Other key features will include the dog mom life, growth of my business, continuing to discover myself, and much more!! Thank you for joining my journey and helping to make the forest of my dreams grow!! The NEW Homeward Hound Interiors welcomes you.

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