INTERIOR DESIGN Interview with Kimberley Seldon Q Homefront managed to catch designer Kimberley Seldon in between taping a regular episode of Cityline and jumping on a flight to Edmonton, where she was meeting with former President Jimmy Carter, who is part of an initiative to build 150 homes in Canada with Habitat for Humanity. What keeps you up at night these days? Q Q 14 What’s changed for you in the last 12 months? say they have bought a new property and need my help. It’s amazing to be at this stage in my career where the majority of my clients are repeats and referrals. Kimberley: The biggest thing is that I became a Canadian citizen. After liv-ing together for a very long time, we decided to make it official. I couldn’t be prouder. What’s the most difficult thing about your work? Q Who’s on your team and how do they make a difference? Q What are your don’t or won’t dos? Kimberley: Managing the work flow. I have X number of projects on the go and everything is going smoothly— and then a client I worked with previ-ously will phone out of the blue and HOMEFRONT FALL 2017 Kimberley: I’m not a fan of the paint-ed feature wall. Unless the wall is carved or has a peekaboo pattern, it’s rarely worthy of being a focal point. Buy a painting instead. Kimberley: My team is a dream. Aysun Kuck is the first point of contact for all clients and media requests. We’ve been together for 15 years. She’s charming and funny. Cheryl Horne runs Business of Design (my online teaching community for interior designers) and manages me, which is no easy task! She’s smart and focused. Kathy Seale and Victoria Drainville are Photo: Lori Andrews Kimberley: Right now, I’m kept awake by several design build proj-ects we’re working on. During the summer, all the trades are working as fast as they can, trying to beat the winter snow. That puts a lot of pres-sure on our team to keep up with drawings and demands. We also have to make sure all the fixtures are on site and ready as required—that way, there are no delays.