Hello! My name is Sarah Foushee and I’m a sophomore at Anderson University in South Carolina. I am studying what I absolutely love - interior design! Ever since I can remember, being involved with interior design has always been a dream of mine. My interest began when I realized how much I loved rearranging furniture and decor in my own room and also that I thoroughly enjoyed perusing design websites. I would spend hours on Pottery Barn’s site making wish lists for my dream house! I also enjoyed watching countless episodes of HGTV shows with my aunt. I always imagined that one day I could be the one making someone’s life happier by creating comfortable and beautiful spaces.
Farm Chic Design has made this dream of mine start coming to life! I was given the amazing opportunity to intern alongside Tori this past summer and help her with multiple jobs. I did a little bit of everything, from picking out samples to making mood boards for clients. I love working with Farm Chic Design because it allows me to get hands-on experience in the interior design field and practically do the things I’m learning in my college classes. Tori is so much fun to work with and makes every day a new and exciting adventure!
Currently, I am in my second year of college and have already completed many design classes. Right now we are working on rendering, drafting, and we’re about to start learning Sketch Up. I just completed two projects: residential design and student housing. We were required to pick clients and design spaces that fit their needs. Between these two projects, I hand rendered five perspectives, a floor plan, and two elevations and also drafted five construction documents, selected samples, assembled six presentation boards, and three jobs books. At the end, we presented these projects to multiple external reviewers. I have already gained so much knowledge studying at Anderson University!
My future dream after college is to work alongside a residential design firm and to one day maybe start a firm of my own. Securing this internship with FCD has pushed me closer towards my future goals and I can’t wait to see what else I will learn while I’m here!