Creativity has always been one of my strong suits. At a young age, I would spend endless amounts of time imagining ways of how an interior space could be brought to life. I never really thought about interior design as a major until I started college and was second-guessing my chosen major which was animation. I stumbled upon an interior design poster located within my classroom and decided to do a little research on the topic. Now being in college and taking interior design classes has made me realize that this major was meant for me. I would describe my style as a mix of Scandinavian and minimalistic. I love to mix and match colors and objects and seeing the way that they all come together in an intended space. I enjoy learning and being introduced to new ways and ideas.
Centro De Esperanza is an organized living program that provides respite, intermediate, and long-term care for men and women (18 years and older) with traumatic or acquired brain injuries. The facility holds a total of 22 beds. Ten of the bedrooms are shared spaces with Jack and Jill baths (two patients per room and four patients per bathroom). The other two bedrooms are single bedded with Jack and Jill baths (one patient per room and two patients per bathroom). The single bedded rooms are reserved for those patients that are in need of more medical assistance or who express violent behavior. The program includes 24-hour supervision for individuals with mild behavioral challenges and long-term or intermediate care. The Centro de Esperanza staff serves as a helping hand ready to guide and help their patients achieve greater independence and address their physical, cognitive, and emotional needs as a result of their injury. The three theories applied to the design are biomimicry, biophilic design, and natural materials.