We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Gaffney and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Liz, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe my strongest assets for building my (interior design) business are grit, authenticity and emotional intelligence. Grit because being an entrepreneur is no joke – it takes drive, determination and perseverance. Authenticity because my business is founded on strong, trustworthy relationships with my clients and I meet them in an authentic place to establish that connection. Lastly, emotional intelligence has been critical because I’m dealing with my clients most intimate spaces and navigating sensitive topics like budget constraints, clutter and sentimental belongings.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is an ever-evolving work of art that reflects my interests as well as my strengths. Currently, I write a blog featuring topics of all kinds relating to design, and I offer design consulting services to help others enhance their lives by enhancing their spaces. I believe our spaces dictate how we show up in the world – when they’re organized and beautiful, we are freeto be our best selves. When they’re chaotic, cluttered and uninspiring, they add weight to our lives. I aim to alleviate that weight by creating practical, inexpensive & visually pleasing solutions to inspire major transformations. It feels SO amazing to love your surroundings and I want everyone to experience that.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would encourage them to check out the food & craft brewery scene in the Union Station, RiNo, Highlands, Capitol Hill, Cherry Creek & Wash Park neighborhoods. Grab tickets to a Rockies game (or any sport that’s in season – Denver has killer teams, namely the Aves, Nuggets!), head to Red Rocks for a hike, or up to Boulder or Vail for the day. So much to do…

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This shoutout is dedicated to my son, Westley, for teaching me the importance of patience, staying present and finding my balance between work, motherhood and self-care… and for putting up with my divided attention most days. Many more I’d love to thank but they know who they are. 🙂

Website: https://www.lizgaffneydesign.com

Instagram: @LizGaffneyDesign

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizgaffneydesign/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizgaffneydesign

Other: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lizgaffneydesign/

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