To what or to whom do you attribute your success?
Julie: While living in Los Angeles, I was fortunate to work under two Architectural Digest Top 100 (AD100) Designers that I truly admired. It was under Michael S. Smith that I learned that an interior designer could approach any architectural style and client preference to create something that feels totally appropriate architecturally, but also very personal, layered and thoughtful. I learned that following the principles of design within any space is the key to success, which takes lots of skill and time to get right.
Those experiences in Los Angeles were so formative because not only were those designers excellent at design itself, but they also had admirable client rapport, professionalism and ran their companies very effectively.
That’s where my brother, Mark, comes into play. Brayton Interiors is successful because we are structured in a way that allows me to fully immerse myself in my creative mind while Mark manages all things strategy and client relations. My senior designer, Sarah, and junior designer, Jorja, can communicate with both of us to execute the tasks necessary. It’s really just our team dynamic — we all have such an important part in making the whole thing run smoothly.
Mark: Julie, 100%. That may sound like a cheesy and extremely obvious answer, but I truly think that she is a creative genius who has what you can’t teach when it comes to designing a space. But there’s more to success than just being great at a trade; you must stay uncomfortable and grind it out every day to find customers, hone processes and improve the business, and Julie has certainly put in the work to earn where we’ve gotten to today as a company.
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