I will start by saying I am in zero ways an eloquent writer. I am one of the worst story tellers known to man. In fact, I see people’s eyes gloss over when I start to tell a story, so if you are looking for juicy, lengthy written passages with lots of fancy words, I’m sorry to tell you that you will not find that here. If you are here, I am beyond grateful for it. I wanted to share my story with you in hopes that it encourages you.
My road to interior design has not always been completely straight forward. If you asked me at 10 years old what I wanted to be when I grew up, interior designer would have never been on the top ten. In fact, it would not have made the list at all. Actually, I did not even know those existed.
In November 2020, I had my first baby girl. She is the light of my life and brings us joy that we’ve never experienced before. However, during her first year of life, it had me questioning my entire identity and purpose. I lost who I was as a wife, I lost who I was as a person… as Sara. All the things I knew before she came into my life were totally turned upside down. My freedom, my marriage, my happiness all seemed like they were taken away from me when she was born. I really struggled for awhile trying to figure out this thing called motherhood. Then, I blamed myself for not being a good mom. I blamed myself for not being happy. I blamed myself for not being what I thought was the definition of a good mom.
in an effort to feel like me again, I started doing #diy projects in our home. I posted them on snapchat and got a lot of support from my friends and family. I also started making mood boards. I eventually started posting them on instagram and the feedback was overwhelming.
Soon, people started asking me to do things in their own spaces. With each picture hung on the wall, finished mood board, and each project completed, I began to see that there was a big need out there for this type of stuff. Not only that, but I began to see that it filled a big hole inside of me that had been missing. It gave me a purpose back. I wasn’t just a mom anymore…. I was Sara. So after months of seriously diving into this hobby and years of toying with the idea of owning my own business, I decided to merge my two passions into Hayden Interiors.
It is important to me that my work at Hayden Interiors is meaningful and honest. Growing up in a small town my whole life, interior designers were always for the mega rich. I saw a need in the market for a designer who could bring something cool and unique, but not charge an arm and a leg for it.
I did not go into this to try and make the most I can off each project. I went into this because I truly believe that there is beauty all around us and that it can be attainable for anyone and any budget. Saying that, I don’t want to make a bunch of “me” spaces that say “Sara Hayden was here.” I want to help you bring beauty to your home in a way that is a reflection of you and your own individual style. Bottom line, I love what I do and would be honored to work with you!
If you would like a mood board designed for your specific home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Hayden Interiors. If you’d like to see other DIY projects we have been working on, you can check it out here
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