We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly “Glam” Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly “Glam”, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson Decor by Glam has taught me is that risk taking is a necessity! Playing it safe is no longer rewarding. Go for the unimaginable!!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a party planner and decorator means you do it all! It means long nights and early mornings…and tons of research! That’s super hard with an active 22 month old! Prioritizing my day is the only way I keep my head above water. Most of my success comes from “word of mouth” advertisement, so I have to make sure my events and projects are perfect! You’ll never know who will see your work. Although that’s been successful, I’m working hard to move towards more social networking and online advertising. Decor by Glam is unique in the fact that everything is done by hand. You won’t find a replica of our products anywhere else! This is not easy! I spend days trying to find the perfect flowers, ingredients for treats, cardstock paper, etc for my projects. It would be easier to simply buy and resell as a ton of planners do, but that IS NOT the GLAM way.
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.
Omg I loooooove the Bishop Arts area! There’s so much art, culture, and overall cool vibes! I’m plant based so I’d definitely take my friend down the road to Spiral Diner or Vegan Food House. It makes no sense how good those nachos are. *insert drool emoji lol*. The entire Trinity Grove area is super cool and full of beautiful art! I could site see all day then watch the sun set over the city. Amazing!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Although I’ve been decorating since my late teens, I didn’t start my business until ten years ago. I’d always start it up, then stop it, then start, then stop again. I just couldn’t balance my corporate job and my business properly… so I’d always put my corporate job first. It wasn’t until my mother, Joyce Tutt, stepped in and made me realize that I was letting my dream die to put life into someone else’s. That hit me like a ton of bricks so, I instantly remodeled my structure and priorities! Not only did she help me “respark” my passion, she’s also the best assistant ever lol! My mom has done everything from making drop-offs to holding ladders while I decorate. She’s amazing and I know I couldn’t have done anything without her. We have an amazing ‘21 lined up.