Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, otherwise known as Coco Chanel, is an inspiration to many women in business who have worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves. Here at TruDesign, we hold many of her words close to our heart and try to carry them with us throughout our personal and professional lives. Here’s a handful of our favorites:

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

The same is true with interior design. When we design a space, we get to know the people inside the home whose unique style will influence our design. The way you live, what’s happening in your life, your passion, and your ideas all contribute to your space. We love to incorporate the things that make you who you are throughout your home.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

As women, we tend to keep our thoughts to ourselves. In business as well as design, we should never be afraid to speak our minds – especially if it inspires thoughtful conversation and positive change. Honesty and constructive criticism are integral pieces of the design process.

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

In both business and life, we hit roadblocks that test our strength, character, and desire to succeed. It’s easy to be set in our ways and to try variations of a solution that has worked in the past. When the unexpected stands in our way we have to think creatively to find a solution.

Trust us, when we’re literally tearing down a wall and run into a barrier, we find ways to work around it rather than continuing to approach it the same way.

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

At TruDesign, we keep things simple, elegant, and “tru” to your style. We design tasteful and functional spaces that you’ll fall in love with over and over, without taking it over the top. We appreciate the beauty of simplicity in life and design.

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

Remaining true to who you are and your values is the key to being happy in your work. We’re dedicated to celebrating who we are and using our similarities as well as our differences to create something beautiful that will be cherished for years to come. When we’re honest about our expectations, as well as our individual strengths and weaknesses, we can come together to create awe-inspiring works of art that represent who we are and what we’re capable of. Beauty and joy within yourself and your work begin the moment you decide to be true to yourself.