welcome to happyroost®

Updated: Jun 30, 2019

Crossing the finish line, while starting a new race.

 

But what an adventure it's been thus far.

 

THEN:

"happyroost: happy things for heart & home" was first dreamed nearly ten years ago; March 3, 2010 to be exact. {in typical dork fashion, I blogged about it} At the time, I was working as a small-time, starry-eyed interior designer in Dayton, Ohio, with like, maybe 2 clients? {Mom counts, right?}

 

But how time flies. The past ten years have seen me open {and close} a small design studio in the Oregon District; join the corporate world where, for some reason, they trusted me to direct a marketing department where I built a team, as well as my confidence; get {half} an MBA before deciding to make my health a priority for the first time in my life; manage an AirBNB rental business my husband and I built together; and, most recently, get a real estate license and join a team of inspirational people who work harder than I do.

 

All the while completing design projects here and there, to keep this idea of happyroost alive.

 

2012: My first studio in the Oregon District. Now, "The Belle of Dayton" distillery is here and their kettles sit in this very same spot!

 

NOW:

My dream of many years is the most real it's ever been. And I'm EXCITED!! {and terrified. but mostly excited!} Oh, and happyroost® is officially trademarked, and yes, it's one word. You have no idea how happy that little ® makes me.

 

SOON:

I cannot wait to grow this brand each and every day as your place for local & authentic home inspiration, tips, shopping, and styling services.

 

  • I will be adding so. many. more. items. over the next few days, as well as weeks. Look for the "NEW" banner on recently added items.

  • Each month, a new curated collection will be launched in efforts to keep our inventory fresh, and give you an excuse to keep coming back ;)

  • I'm looking to partner with local artists, makers and purveyors of "whimsical oddities & curiosities for the home" for a monthly collection & spotlight. Know someone? Contact me.

  • I am currently looking for a retail/warehouse space. I want the happyroost experience to be more than a website. I want to create an escape for you that is beautiful, inspiring, and uplifting. A home store you won't want to leave, while at the same time, gain nothing but love and appreciation for your own home when you return.

  • I will {eventually} offer styling services. This will differ from typical interior design in that I want to zoom in. I want to help you perfect your fireplace mantel, style that bookcase in your office, or blend the family heirloom clock into a modern style more fitting for your own. Together, we will polish the details and check it off your to-do list.

  • Up my social media game. From video tips to regular blog postings, I'd love to have you follow along! {@happyroost}

 

happyroost® is fun. It's down to earth. But mostly it's full of life, color, joy. Because shouldn't that be what home is about?

 

I hope you'll join me during this next run. I'm lacing up my shoes.

 

♥ Laura