We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeanelle Ditto and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeanelle, how do you think about risk?
Risk has always been a part of my life. Growing up without much money and the last one born out of eight kids, success was not on my side at first. I’ve had to work much harder and must faster then most people that had better opportunities than me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not throwing myself a pitty party. I have accepted that everyone starts out on different levels, but it’s where you end up that counts in the end right? Risk is a part of all of us no matter what we think. Yes, some of us take bigger risks than others, but really each decision made in our day to day life could ultimately change everything. I took a risk to move out to SoCal on my own from Tennessee to make a better life for myself 20 years ago. I got my foot in the door in the medical sales industry and pushed myself up to making six figures. My latest risk has been leaving the comfort of that career to pursue my love of design. I quit my job, went back to school and obtained my interior design degree. I jumped right into the deep end and started Blush Interior Designs in May of 2017! This year, I am happy to announce we opened a small boutique and showroom in Carlsbad and have added two more branches of Blush, Home Staging & Events!!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Blush is a luxury interior design firm & boutique. We offer full-service design for both commercial & residential projects. Our brand is geared towards all things edgy, modern and glam, although we are very good at meeting all design styles to fit your needs.
We are so excited about our 2 new services we are offering now! Blush Luxury Events, which offers the very best event styling, production and management. We take small intimate parties to large corporate events, offering VIP treatment to our clients and ensuring your celebration is classy, elegant and organized. www.blushluxuryevents.com
Blush Home Staging was also added after several request from local real estate agents to help stage homes in the area. We are excited for this new venture and can’t wait to share our before and after photos with you soon!!
If you can’t make it to our new boutique, you can also view some of our products on our new e-commerce website: blushmademedoit.com. We want the world to know that Blush Interior Design + Boutique + Events is all about making you feel balanced, classy & confident. We strive to provide designer looks for all budgets so that no one is left feeling less than fabulous in their space.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
This is a fun question! Let’s see, if I had some of my besties coming out from back home, I would definitely hit up some of these amazing local spots: For Fitness: Definitely Aerial Theory Fitness in San Marcos, CA. Aerial is absolutely beautiful and challenging at the same time. The staff at Aerial Theory Fitness could not be more welcoming and encouraging for all levels. For Relaxing: Definitely hit up the Park Hyatt Aviara and get a nice spa treatment and relax in one of their amazing cabanas by the pool. For Dining: Our top picks would be Beach Plum Kitchen or Toast Gastrobrunch for Breakfast & Brunch, Campfire or Vigilluci’s for lunch and West Steak & Seafood or Black Rail Kitchen & Bar for dinner and cocktails. For Shopping: Obviously The Blush Boutique is our #1 choice for all of your furniture and home decor needs! The Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a must as well as Fashionphile for all of your clothing and accessory needs. For fun in the sun: We would definitely rent some electric bikes and ride up and down the coast and hit up all the fun and local spots in the village.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are several people out there that I am so thankful for. So many wonderful ladies, mamas & friends in my life who have been so supportive, inspiring and engrained confidence in me over the years. My poor mom who always believed in me, even when she really didn’t want me to do something, she would still wish me luck and pray a lot! I definitely think I made her relationship with God a lot stronger. Haha! My soon to be ex-husband, yeah him. For telling me over and over how my business will never make it… thank you for giving me all the reasons to keep pushing forward each and every single day! 😉 and last, but not least all of my wonderful clients for believing in me and giving Blush the opportunities we have had so far! We can’t wait to see what the future holds!
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