Hello and welcome!
I’m so glad you’re here! I'm CANDANCE TOSCANO, COMING AT YOU LIVE FROM SUNNY TAMPA BAY! I'm a fun-loving holistic interior designer + life coach capturing my client's lives in their most authentic form and providing not just interior design, but a bomb.com experience! Consider me your own personal hype chick. Seriously...I have a lot of energy, A LOT of personality, and the moxy to get any job done. I'm direct, honest, and love what I do. My passion is for design, magic, and helping the inspiration deficient by using my talent and intuition to guide us in creating a home you will brag about to all your friends and family.
I assist my clients by helping them bridge the gap between their inner and outside worlds, the concrete and intangible. Because let's be real here - the places that surround us are a reflection of the worlds that exist inside us. Sounds magical doesn't it? Having this esoteric knowledge is an incredible springboard for achieving the magnificent life my client's want - Both inside and outside. To make the design process fun + playful.
Before you take off and dive into all the fun + beauty around here, I think it’s important that you know a little more about who I am as well as the theories and practices that I’ll share with you in this space - because it all began within my own home and heart.
Truly. This is my story.
After my second son was born, I completed an interior design program at Sheffield School of Interior Design (which is now, NYIAD) and started my own interior design company, Interior Motives. Unfortunately or fortunately (how you choose to look at it), it just was not the right time for me to be an interior designer. Shortly after I started my business during a chance meeting with a local home building company, I fell into new home sales. I ended up working in the new home sales industry in Colorado Springs, CO off and on for almost 10 years, leaving the world of interior design altogether- or so I thought.
I then went on and completed several degrees in unrelated fields over the years. Still feeling like I needed something more fulfilling in my life, in early 2010, I decided that I wanted to go back into business for myself that the corporate world just wasn’t for me. My husband and I opened up two clothing stores in the historic part of Fountain, CO, and in late 2011, I decided I wanted to open a third store and focus on interior design again. My vision was still the same as before, however, I wanted to incorporate furniture restoration in my new store, home goods, and gifts. Showing clients that repurposing pieces they currently have can not only save money but transform your room too, and affordable home goods they would treasure for years!
Then, in the late part of 2016, I decided that I wanted something more meaningful to offer my clients, something that mattered to them, where I could really feel like I was giving back in more ways than just ‘design’. There was a constant pain with my Clients, that they don’t know what they wanted when it came to their home. They felt confused, frustrated and overwhelmed. With TV shows, magazines, Pinterest- most of my clients were filling their homes with what society had conditioned them into thinking that’s how their home should look. Yet, they felt out of place in their own home after spending thousands of dollars trying to make look beautiful, but the problem was it didn’t feel beautiful. It was a copy. This is when I decided to make a change in my regular approach to interior design, and I decided to incorporate life coaching into my design services. I completed my Life Coaching Certification in 2017. In late 2018, I added my Life Coaching Certification skills and several other certifications as well - to include astrology, crystal healer, aromatherapy, and reiki space practitioner.
All these fortunate turn of events and trusting the Universe has my back, has lead me to design homes for the Parade of Homes, design multi million dollar commercial buildings, and has allowed me to meet and work some of the best people Colorado has to offer.
But then...in 2020...everything changed. COVID-19 happened and changed my life...for the BEST. I wanted a change and again, I decided to trust the Universe again, pack up our family, closing my business doors - and decided to move to the Gulf Coast of Florida.
As I delved into my own personal growth, moving across the country away from the only home I've ever known, obviously my space changed. I ruthlessly edited what no longer belonged in this new journey of mine. Old objects, beliefs, patterns and priorities. ALL OF IT!!!
My new home is filled with beautiful colors, patterns, furniture, art and other collectibles that represent who I truly am and the life I want to live. I incorporate color, music, scents and lighting to lift my energy and motivate myself. In short, I expressed my interior personal growth through the authentic design of my new Florida home.
Ready to bring some fun, magic, beauty + inspiration to your space?
Let’s get started!
819 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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