I really became interested in Interior Design when I was quite young. We lived in a century home and my older sister wanted to use the previously unused "attic" as her bedroom. That meant I would get her bedroom and could decorate it to my taste. My mother and I went out shopping for linens and I helped my father paint the walls and furniture. He even let me strip layer after layer on the old window sills cautioning me not to get any of the paint remover on my hands. I loved my room until I left for college.
I am so glad my parents let me dabble in their home uninhibited. While I didn’t have any real design savvy then, I was definitely hooked. I still am today.