Homepolish was created out of a need for interior decorating on a budget. Can you give us some more insight into how you came up with the idea?

I studied Business and Architecture at Stanford and knew I wanted to explore where those two fields converged. When I moved to NYC after graduating in 2010 and began working for a high-end residential interior designer, I learned just how profound the experience of crafting a home can be for someone. I also learned how opaque the industry had gotten - more about money than design - and how only the very wealthy could afford it. I knew my peers deserved to have homes they loved and wanted to find a way to provide that.
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