Need some interior design help? We’ve got your guy! Meet David Brandon Chambers of David Brandon Home & Design.
Q. What is your product or service?
A. Interior Design, Tastemaker and Lifestyle
Q. How many employees do you have? How many locations?
A. Myself, I do travel and have projects happening in various locations.
Q. What is the name of your business and why?
A. My business is David Brandon Home & Design. Home, because one major motivation for returning to Jefferson City is to grow my brand with a brick and mortar location. My store will be a place to find unique goods and a place to gather for inspiration. I hope to provide one on one shopping experiences, decorating classes, and workshops.
Q. When and how did your business get started?
A. In my early professional years, I had a different career trajectory. I left home at 18, moved to Texas and studied Air Traffic Control. After a few years keeping airplanes separated and managing the chaos and stress of international airport traffic, I craved an opportunity for creativity. I needed to express myself and my vision of a more beautiful world. After returning to my native North Carolina, I changed careers and joined forces with a major home retailer; they too, were on a path of reinvention. Here, my creative talent was nurtured and challenged. I fell in love with beautiful spaces. I found satisfaction and purpose in building artfully layered rooms and bringing a buyer’s visions to life.
After years in the industry, I’ve returned to Missouri to develop my brand of design. Jefferson City offers a close-knit community with a soul. Our family ties provide the support and the encouragement I need to explore my creativity.
Q. What’s been your biggest failure/struggle - how did you overcome it?
A. After spending in Durham, North Carolina, a town that experienced major renaissance over the past ten years, I saw the saw the same possibilities for Jeff City. With so many young professionals investing their time and energy into the community, I knew I wanted to be a part of the cities changing future. Establishing my reputation here in Jefferson City through my work, while reconnecting with the community is a huge part of my business. Finding ways to have my work visible is so important but can be challenging; I continue to share my talents and passions inspiring others to see the amazing potential of our city.
Q. How do you define success & how do you celebrate a win?
A. Success can some in so many forms but my ultimate indictor of success is opportunity. The opportunity to meet people and learn about them and create for them.
Q. What would you say are the top 3 skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Q. What’s your favorite part of your business?
A. The Transformation! I can walk into almost any space and visualize its potential, though for some this can be a challenge. Through my work I can share that potential with others. Translating someones thoughts or Pinterest Boards into a tangible outcome, whether it’s a fresh coat of paint or a kitchen remodel is the most rewarding part of the job.
Q. What kind of culture exists in your organization and how did you establish it?
A. Inspiration and Inclusion. Everyone deserves to have a space that is distinctly their own.
Q. What are your future goals? 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?
A. At this juncture my storefronts timeline is not concrete. It does however remain my ultimate goal. I want to provide my friends in Jefferson City with an inspiring resource. A fun place to visit, shop, and gather!
Q. What’s quote or motto do you live by?
A. “The best rooms also have something to say about those who live there.” -
Q. What are the advantages of being a business owner in Jefferson City?
A. The community, from the city’s beautiful historic architecture to its amazing people. I consciously moved back to Jefferson City to grow my brand because I see Jefferson City’s amazing potential everyday.
Q. Who is(are) your mentor(s) & how did you meet?
A. I draw inspiration form so many amazing talents and places. Thanks to social media, inspiration is easily attainable. Seeing other designers work, travel, and everyday lives in the palm of my hand keeps my perspectives fresh. A hugely inspiring figure whose designs, in my opinion never disappoint is Shea McGee from Studio McGee.
Q. Who are your biggest supporters?
A. My partner Zeb has watched my passion for renovation and design grow over the past eleven years. He always encourages me to stay focused and continue to hone my skills. He is a great balance to my spirited approaches and is always willing to let me bounce ideas around.
Q. Do you have any advice for those just getting started?
A. Patience, thats the stage I find myself currently. Your business likely won’t grow overnight.
Remember to be an individual, this will be a constant reminder of what you bring to the table.
Q. If people are looking to hire your industry what would you tell them to look for?
A. Find a designer who you are comfortable with, someone who will listen and work to accommodate your requests but someone who isn’t afraid to tell you no. As a designer if I didn’t challenge you allowing you do everything as you wanted we will have missed opportunities.
Q. What are you most thankful for in your business?
A. To have the opportunity to bring a vision to life. I always love a design challenge that allows me to show my evolving knowledge of current trends and classic elements. I have the experience to anticipating the needs of my clients and with an editorial eye I can deliver the home of your dreams whose spaces are reflective, curated, and beautifully layered.
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