All the single ladies.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

We have heard it before, that behind every successful man there is a woman. I don’t think we give the women in our lives enough credit when it comes to the roles they willingly take on in our lives, as mothers, sisters, wives, best friends, etc.

When I joined the interior design industry, it also surprised me that it’s usually the women who take the lead in providing information about what they want in the design of their home, as well as the small details that need to be addressed during the renovation. I guess it makes sense because in many families it is common for the woman of the house to be a full-time housewife, and she would be in the best position to know the types of spaces each member of the family requires.

Aside from that, it is also heartening to see more women in the design fraternity, who bring with them a new perspective to interior design, architecture and fields previously dominated by men. In this issue, we pay tribute to the women in our lives, by sharing ways that a home can be designed around the needs of the single lady. There are lots of articles focused on the design of a man cave, so it is time that we start a conversation on the creation of a home celebrating the bachelorette lifestyle. Enjoy! 



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