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

Hi Sunita, what do you attribute your success to?
There are so many factors that together form the formula for success of any brand, but for my brand I think the top most have been my people. In the form of clients, friends, my cheer leaders, my team of contractors, my family and many more who are my cheerleaders. My brand has literally being marketed by all these people. Each time a client sends a reference my way or recommends me to someone that is a testimony that they would personally work with me again. Emotions are very high in my line of work. When you are working on a design for someone’s space, there are real people involved. People who might be having a bad day, are not clear on what they want for their house, people who want something but don’t have the budget, people who don’t have the patience in the process to be evolving, contractors that are getting frustrated etc etc.. so there are lot of emotional involvement. But the end result is always a success. And once we are through that and when I receive testimonials and references from these same people, that is my success.. My People!

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
My story starts with a desperation to get back into the corporate world after taking time off for my family. Sending innumerable applications and reaching out to everyone I knew. I think at a point people started avoiding me lol. One of those days, while I was in my prayer time, I felt like I was being guided towards starting my own Interior Design Studio. And then rest is the story of faith and blessings. So I guess you can say that what sets my business apart is I really strive with every project to represent that faith. So giving more than I am paid for or having integrity in my work or always working in the interest of my clients is all a part of that faith for me rather than a business strategy. I am very proud that all my work has come through referrals and most from my past clients. It all ties back that actually working and being on my client’s side is what gives them the trust to refer me further. Every project has been a learning process for me. After every project I make notes on what I could have done better, based on my experience and based on the feedback I get from the clients. This helps me better my processes for my next client. The most important lesson in this journey for 2 years has been that, listen to every client. They are the ones that will tell you areas of improvement and deliverables. No consulting company can ever give that to you. It might get a bit tough to hear, but then the tough gets going.

Story of my business can be summed up in just one phrase, “Leap of Faith”. Unless you take that leap, no matter how small and test the waters you won’t ever know what is in store for you. I want anyone reading this to know that my brand, my business is a reflection of my beliefs and teachings. It is very important to me to leave a space completely done with positive energy in there. The process can seem daunting at times, but the end result is always smiles, happiness and pride.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were to visit, we would probably be doing uber eats and watching netflix together hahahah.. but lets say we did manage to get out then I would definitely take her to EG Steak house in Frisco. We have tried so many places and this one always comes out as a winner with food and customer service. Definitely taking her to try the South Indian food buffet at the Chennai Cafe in Frisco. No South Indian buffet beats this one! The Eden Hill winery is on the list for sure, because you know.. wine. Visiting the Praire Creek Waterfalls would be cool as well!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am so fortunate & blessed to have the kind of people who support and encourage me, whether it is my friends, my business network or my clients who send more referrals my way. I have an incredible tribe! My family takes the cake, whether it is my husband who inspite of having a high demanding job, has handled it all like a pro. From coming up with a name for my studio to being that shoulder for me to lean on to single handedly most of the times handling home, he has done it all. He is the true meaning of a better half. Can you tell I am hopelessly in love with this man yet??hahahah.
My daughter & my son would be next. They literally are my first hires. While my son is ‘run around’ assistant, my daughter took up the role of an unpaid stylist and an assistant for my business. Did I say she also works as my therapist? lol
While we are at it, I have to mention PIN-People’s Impact Network. They were the first people who recognized my work and helped my business get the attention it needed. My first client – Vidya Adya who gave me my first opportunity. My friend Upasana who is my loudest cheerleader and sounding board. Above all this, the blessings of my parents, my parents-in-law and the love of my brother & sister.

Website: www.mechkithhinteriors.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mechkithh_designs_and_decor/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/sunita-ritesh

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_sunitaritesh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mechkithhinteriors

Image Credits
Photography Credits: Leah Hardy Photography

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