After a busy spring at milepost I feel that it's time for a proper introduction. My name is Mila Maxey - I'm the Lead Designer, Project Manager, and Co-Owner of this great adventure we call milepost24. I would like to take the opportunity today to tell you about myself and begin giving all of you some fun and creative design tips.
I was born in Argentina to my Argentine mother and Peruvian father, I am 4' 11" tall, a blessed mother of two gorgeous little girls, and am happily married to a fabulous husband.
My true passion for design began to flourish under the leadership of a thoughtful mentor who possessed a superlative eye and great attention to detail. For someone who grew up with a natural interest in design this was truly a formative relationship. It pushed me to grow professionally and in time I learned to re-purpose, reinvent, and re-use furniture.
Also, my experience moving to this country as a young girl growing up in a modest household of seven has greatly contributed to my mentality as a waste-not designer. I come from a family of doers, craftspeople, and artists; I feel all of these qualities have transcended down into my professional skill-set, which enables me to best identify what my clients truly need.
It's fair to say that if I hadn't gone in interior design, I would probably have become a handy woman. I genuinely enjoy the tactile sensation of working with my hands. When I see sub-contractors working on a project, I yearn to do what they do. Funny perhaps, but who doesn't like to lay down tile and watch it all align perfectly?
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!