Decor Demon posted a fabulous article about Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design. Betsy has an incredible design style and a fearless ability to take risks with her work. To say I am a huge fan is an understatement, because I was lucky enough to work with Betsy for almost five years. And, I loved every day of it. But, that's obvious... just look at her portfolio and you'll see what I mean.
During graduate school, I applied for an assistant job at Burnham Design. I worked one day a week, picking up samples, filing paperwork, and making deliveries. That one day a week turned into more days, I was given more responsibilities, and had the opportunity to experience the design world on a first hand basis. On a glamorous day, I helped prep photo shoots for House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, and California Home & Design magazines. On a not so glamourous day, I broke a vintage lamp in the back of my car while taking it to be fitted for a shade. On another, I incorrectly measured a table for a glass top and didn't realize it until the glass was ordered, sitting in the client's office, and we were ordering a second peice of glass to be correctly cut (I will never forget these instances, and I will never forget Betsy saying, "Mistakes happen."). Seriously, a vintage lamp. I broke it. Will never forget it!
My experience at Burnham Design shaped me into the designer that I am today. Thank you, Betsy, for being such an excellent mentor and friend. And, I have to give a nod to the insanely talented crew at BD: Alyssa, Max, and Shelli! The people behind the curtain. :)
Read the Decor Demon article HERE.
Learn about Betsy's Instant/Space design service HERE (which was recently featured by the New York Times).