Voyage Denver Feature!
I have been MIA… I feel like I may have said that in my last post too…
I find it easy and natural for myself to get lost outside of social media. A day, a week, or if I could ever be so lucky for even a whole month without posting or checking my feed- well that to me is living! This Social media, blogging, all that juicy stuff that is essential to your brand doesn’t come so naturally to all of us. Whatever the case may be, there is no denying its importance, especially when you are a small business owner. So as much as I enjoy taking some time away, it’s time to get back at it- and I can’t think of a better way than sharing this amazing honor with you!
I was interviewed by the Voyage Denver as a trail blazer and would love to share my story with you guys. There are so many amazing and inspirational people in this wonderful city of ours and to be highlighted as one of them truly fills my heart.
Here is part of the interview but follow the link to read more. Thanks for your support in this incredible journey!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Carleen Laronn.
Carleen, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
While I had attended business school at CU Boulder, I always knew that at my core- I was a creative. After graduating from business school, there was no way you would find me sitting behind a desk crunching numbers.
And boy was that true… after graduating from CU, I spent a few years modeling and traveling the world. I was constantly immersed by the history, culture, architecture, and interiors of the many beautiful places I had lived and visited. These mesmerizing experiences ignited my true passion for design.
Once I returned back home to Denver, I jumped head first into my new career as a home stager. I spent a few years working for Denver’s premier home staging company, crafting unique design plans for hundreds of homes and fine tuning my design capabilities. It gave me the confidence to move forward and start my own business, The Model Home.
The Model Home is a boutique design studio, specializing in interior design for Airbnb properties and men. While I found designing Airbnb properties to be a natural segue from home staging, design for men is my true passion project. I believe a well-designed home is a necessity often overlooked by my male counterparts. While some men are intimidated by the time and effort it takes, others just feel that good design is a luxury they cannot afford. That’s where I come in. The Model Home’s mission is to deliver painless and efficient services while creating the perfect space for every budget.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?”