I am a design consultant and social media manager of a lovely home furnishings’ boutique, Niche by Design, located in Marietta, Georgia. Niche by design is a part of a family owned and operated business called Chalmers Enterprises. Olivia’s mother Nancy Chalmers is an interior designer and her father Louis Chalmers is a contractor for Chalmers Construction. Together we make up a family Design Build Center in the heart of the East Cobb area in Marietta, GA.
I am better known as swaygrl on twitter, (@swaygrl), and I also tweet for @ Nichebydesign . I was mentored by two interior design pros: Award-winning designer Nancy Chalmers and color specialist Kathleen Toner. I grew up around interior design . I have a natural knack for interior design and have always been drawn to beautiful things from being around them early on with my mom. I am a treasure hunter who finds the perfect wallpaper,fabric, and unique items for clients. Mid-century-modern design is my absolute favorite style, and yet am well aware that the client should leave their mark on their home and not just their designer.
Shopping is one of my favorite parts of interior design. I love going to consignment shops and finding treasures for my client. I love mixing high and low in a person’s home. I love seeing a families’ favorite treasures displayed beautifully for their enjoyment with out too much clutter. I love watching the magic happen and seeing the finished product once the job is finished.
Social Media has become a huge part of my life. I manage both my parent’s small business accounts on Facebook, twitter, Google Plus and also write weekly blogs for them. My personal journey into social media has both been an amazing adventure and lots of fun. Things that might have never happened have actually taken place because of the connections and friendships I’ve made on the wonderful world wide web. I began a tweet-up in our downtown Woodstock, GA area called #ChirpWdstck. It has become a beloved social outing for many local business friends. You can find me on Pinterest, Instagram, FourSquare, Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter .