Interior designer Abby Vasek of HGTV’s Design Star and White Room Challenge recently journeyed to Dallas Market Center for the fall season of Dallas Design Week to participate in the show’s series of exciting events.
Arch-Interiors designer and House Tipster host Christopher Grubb spoke exclusively with Vasek at the In Detail showroom to hear about the twists and turns of her career path over the years.
The daughter of an interior designer mother, Vasek grew up surrounded by decor inspiration. Her creative juices were flowing from an early age, and she gradually transitioned her ideas into measurable business success.
“Living in showrooms and fabric stores was just my day-to-day,” Vasek said. “Before I was even in high school, I was assisting on projects.”
“Shortly after, in college, my sister and I designed a line of pillows – hand-painted, very unique pillows – that wound up [picked up] by the owners of In Detail, who ended up selling us to Neiman Marcus,” she added. “By the time I graduated, I was already three years into a very productive manufacturing business.”
This early success led to more opportunities, and helped Vasek streamline what she wanted to create.
“Our color palette was really wild, so we’d get called to come in and consult on rooms and do designs,” she said. “We did that for nine years, and then I really wanted to focus more on the design part.”
During this Dallas Design Week season, Vasek also hosted a popular discussion event at the Cyan Design showroom, titled “Polished Marketing Trends for the Modern Designer.” The industry pro talked all about the importance of establishing a polished, visible, and credible brand identity in the modern design industry, through social media and beyond.
To hear more from Christopher Grubb’s full interview with Abby Vasek at Dallas Market, be sure to catch a recap of House Tipster Industry’s live stream in the video player below.
Stay tuned for even more of our continuing Dallas Design Week coverage, including more exclusive profiles and virtual tours around the market