We had the good fortune of connecting with Tennille Wood and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tennille, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Many of my greatest successes have come from saying “yes” in my personal life and this carries over to my business. Saying yes led my husband and I to an opportunity to live and work in London and that experience informed the foundation of my style as an Interior Designer. Whenever I find myself in a rut, it’s often because I’ve become too static, routine or safe. Then it’s time to take a bigger risk.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
One of my strengths as an Interior Designer is harnessing my right and left brain in each home we design. Yes, I want the rooms to be beautiful, colorful pieces of art. I strive for a unique design that fits each clients’ personality. But I also strive to create function, efficiency and to really solve problems for my clients. When a room (or whole home) doesn’t work for your lifestyle, it is draining. It depletes your mental energy to create “work-arounds” or it’s just a constant source of frustration. I really want to solve those issues for my clients with high-function rooms. Then we make them beautiful.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A visit to Red Rocks would be high on my list. In addition to the amazing structure of this natural amphitheater, the view of downtown Denver is pretty spectacular. There are so many amazing restaurants in Denver that it’s hard to choose, but I’d have to put Linger on this list. I love the history of the building, the kitschy décor and delicious food.
Perusing shops down South Broadway is always fun and you never know what treasures you might find.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Tama Kieves, a Denver-based author and coach Her book “This Time I Dance” was about her journey to leave a career as a lawyer and become a writer. That book gave me the courage to do the same. Her subsequent books have also been so informative and impactful to keep me on this journey, with passion and energy.
Ron Ruscio Libbie Martin