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Conversations with Katelynn Ostruszka

Today we’d like to introduce you to Katelynn Ostruszka. 

Hi Katelynn, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have always had a love for design and creativity; however, my background is in Digital Marketing. Over the years, my career had become more and more technical, lacking the creative outlet that I craved. I decided it was time to create more joy in my life, and I enrolled in the Interior Design course at the New York Institute of Art & Design. 

My interior design career began by working part-time in the industry as a side-hustle creating e-design projects and 3D renderings – all while keeping my full-time corporate position. 

I had always hoped to have my own business someday, but it wasn’t until my maternity leave when I realized that “someday” needed to be now. Becoming a mother really put into perspective what truly matters in this world, and I realized life is too short to not go after your dreams wholeheartedly. I’m so grateful and humbled to be where I’m at today – doing what I love with who I love. 

Fun Fact! My business name is inspired by my family. It’s a combination of my name and my husband’s. Family is extremely important to me and at the center of everything I do, which is just one of the many reasons why I love creating beautiful, functional spaces and helping others thrive in their home environment. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There are a lot of ups and downs when it comes to running your own business. You will fight with the little voices in your head, you will question if you made the right decision, you will be utterly exhausted and still feel like you’re never doing enough, but if you keep your eyes on the prize and stay the course, the risk is worth every bit of the reward! I read a quote “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”, and how very true that is! Nothing extraordinary happens within the confines of your comfort zone. You have to constantly push yourself and put one step in front of another and break past those boundaries. It is the most liberating experience when you finally uncover what true freedom means – The freedom to live life on your own terms, to authentically be who you are meant to be, and share your passion and love with the world. There are always going to be struggles in life, but it’s how you navigate those challenges that pave the way to success. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Katelynn Scott – Decorating Den Interiors is an in-home decorating service specializing in window, wall, floor, furniture, and accessory products. We are a full-service interior decorating company, providing everything from concept to installation. We bring innovative design solutions that will enhance your living space and make you love your home. Best of all, we execute all phases of the design process. From initial consultation to product selection, to final installation, we handle every detail. We are a true end-to-end decorating service. We are equipped with over 150 brand-name suppliers, resources, and manufacturers to bring you the finest products available. 

From an early age, I realized the importance of environment and why having a well-designed space is good for the soul. Our surroundings play a significant role in how we react, how we feel, and how we interpret and remember experiences in our lives. 

A beautiful home is the foundation for a beautiful life. When you invest in your home, you invest in yourself. 

All my life, I have had a love for design, detail, and organization that has been integral in everything that I do. When I’m in an environment that nurtures my soul and sparks my imagination, I can be my best and most creative self. 

I believe the same holds true for us all. Design is powerful and has the ability to shape the way we work, live, and love. 

Nothing brings me more joy than creating beautiful, customized spaces that foster positive, stress-free, happier homes. 

At Katelynn Scott – Decorating Den Interiors, we put our heart and soul into everything that we do. We’re passionate about creating beautiful spaces and helping you cultivate a home that’s a unique reflection of you, a place you can always return to for beauty, inspiration, and love. 

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Build your network! It’s so important as a new business to get your name out there. Attend as many networking events that you can, build new relationships, foster existing relationships and always be kind. Attitude is everything! Stay focused and just be yourself. People like people who are authentic and come from a sincere place. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Find a mentor who has been in the industry for a while and meet with them on a consistent basis. Let them be your sounding board and provide feedback, advice, and support. It’s so important to build a network of people who will support you along your professional journey. And, if there are people in your life that are not positively contributing to your career goals, say bye bye and move on! Find your tribe. 

Also, extend yourself grace and realize it’s okay to not have all the answers – push pass the fear and do it anyway. Take the leap of faith and know that you will figure it out as it comes. Take action and keep going. 

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