We had the good fortune of connecting with Patty B and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Patty, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I decided to start Upsurge with a vision that every single person deserves to walk into their home and love it from every angle. When our home is beautifully balanced to our wants, needs and lifestyle it creates a strong foundation of peace, relaxation, and security.

I worked at a high end design company for many years that catered to the wealthy, not the hard working stressed out single parents types. But, I feel everyone deserves a magazine quality design in their space, but who has a 6 figure budget, right! So I created Upsurge as a design company for the working class.  I’m not here to upsale you on any thing or take a percentage of the sale.  Because alot of times we have all the right pieces, they’re just in the wrong spot. Or you have this great piece just dont know how to repurpose it, so we end up throwing it out.  I come evaluate the space rework the layout,  upcycle or repurpose , and paint what I can as to save on the budget then add in a few new pieces giving the room a fresh new feeling. I absolutely love the wow face when they walk into their new room and love it. That part alone makes it all worth it. So I design to create a beautiful balance for everyone.

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.
I went back to college in my late 30s. Which turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I was blessed to get hired right out of college for a graphic design company. But later found my true passion was in designing on the more personal level of interior design. I love getting to know my clients, so I can build the room of their dreams. Having the ability and skill to paint allows me to make a custom piece for the wall art for each client. Which I’m so grateful because it allows me to connect with my clients on a deep level. I am different in the way I do it to make others happy and help them love their home. I dont do it to get rich. I just want to make the world beautiful.

So my journey is-
Do you love your home but just can’t get the rooms to balance and flow like you hoped?

Would you like to know how to Style any Room, Style your Bed or even just a Bookshelf?
Need help picking out New items to Blend with what you have already?
Need a Refresh, a Layout Change, the Finishing Touches staged, A  Total Room or House Design, or a Restyle with decor you already own?
Need help picking the right Paint, Colors, Tile, Flooring, Lighting, or Fixtures that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

Over the years
We tend to buy things we love.Then just don’t know how to display it properly to highlight each item while maintaining balance and flow.

This is where I come to the recuse.

I will upcycle, repurpose,  and reuse everything I can, and place items in just the right spot. Then add a few finishing touches.You will be amazed how it will changes the life and feeling of any room.

I am not your ordinary designer.

I will not pressure you to buy anything at all. We can use everything you already own.(paint works wonders). I do not charge a hugh fee upfront plus a percentage like alot of companies. I only CHARGE BY THE HOUR. This gives you the control to choose how many hours you need me..
I can help you on just about any budget.
Got alot of stuff, but not alot of a budget . You would only have my hourly fee. And I would work my magic with your items.

I am changing the rules to the design game..

The reason I started upsurge. Is to help any and everyone have the space of their dreams. No project to big or to small. I  will also DO EMAIL AND PHONE CONSULTS, and VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS on top of in person consultations.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a dog mom, and completely obsessed with them. So we would hit the river trail I live on and walk over to Mutts for food and drinks while the pups played. Next day go to Glen Rose to soak up natural in dinosaur valley the on to the drive through zoo. The dogs would have a ball. 3rd day tourist must see sites such as Thanksgiving square, the ball in Dallas, cowboy stadium, where JFK was shot, and where I grew up, Day 4 would be a trip to Waco to check out Magnolia. Day 5 girls time to pamper themselves with mani/pedi and blow out following by dinner at Tokyo cafe the dancing at studio 80

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My father, he is the one that started the fire in me and creating my true love for Art and Design. He taught me to paint at the age of 16, then life happened( boys) I didnt paint again till he died. I was 23 at the time and so crushed i decide to paint out the pain. I’ve been painting ever since

Instagram: Pattyb_designs

Facebook: Upsurge interior design

Other: Upsurgeinteriors@gmail.com

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