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Barbara Town || Town Lifestyle + Design

Town Lifestyle + Design is a South Texas-based design firm and blog that creates a beautiful and inspired lifestyle. We believe that beauty is found in simplicity. It’s about inspiring and living a stylish life.  It’s about creating a space to enjoy life’s little moments with their loved ones. I want my site to inspire those homeowners and apartment renters that their home can be just as beautiful as the ones they see in the magazines. I want my clients and readers to feel good and confident about their newly designed homes. It’s about making every house feel like a home.

What started as a creative outlet toward the end of 2015, has become so much more. I thought the dream of one day having my own design firm was somewhere in the way off future. Never did I think it was the near-future I was looking at. On my site you will find a reflection of both my personal and design style through my tips and tricks, how-tos and client updates as well as how I live a stylish lifestyle and where I find inspiration outside of the studio through travel, home baking, and DIY posts.

My way of adding Lifestyle to Design.

A little more about me || I’m Barbara Town. An Interior Designer, originally from Orange County, California and currently living in San Antonio, Texas. I moved to San Antonio to follow my love of houses and history. Working on blending my West Coast roots with this Hill Country lifestyle. Growing up I never really dreamed of being a designer but I guess it was always in my blood. At age 3 my parents decided to completely renovate our family home, living in construction for a few years at that age will definitely influence a kid. In middle school I asked for a book of floor plans and a drafting kit (this was over normal arts and craft supplies) and I would sit in my room tracing plans, creating furniture layouts and visualizing rooms for my make-believe house guests. And in high school I took my first hand drafting class, not thinking much about it, just that I was interested.

Barbara Town. Designer + Editor of Town Lifestyle + Design

Career talk || After receiving my Bachelors degree from the University of California, Irvine in Sociology I struggled like most college graduates do with a general degree and no definite career path. I was determined to not have an everyday 9-5 job that I would dread going to and wanted a career I was passionate about. I remembered my long love affair with architecture and after a few google searches ended up applying, interviewing and getting accepted to the Interior Design program at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. It all happened so fast and my time at FIDM seemed to go by even faster. I graduated Cum Laude from the program and had a job offer from my internship. Over three years and lots of growth with this company taught me the ins and outs of residential design, home showcasing and showroom accessorizing. It was at this point that I wanted to start focusing all my effort, time and creative energy toward TLD and I was totally capable.

I am very excited to experience this next chapter and share my journey with you along the way. I am incredibly thankful for my supportive readers and hope y’all find inspiration in lifestyle and design, or let me help you learn to love your home as much as I do. I look forward to seeing what the future holds- thanks for stopping by!

If you’d like to get in touch and say hi or have any questions, you can email me at barbara@townlifestyleanddesign.com.

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House Beautiful Article - February 2015

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