Raised in Kansas City, Amy Hulsey moved to Denver after graduating from college at the University of Kansas. Her move to Denver was motivated by a job at a telecommunications firm. She stuck with the position for several years, but in the 2000s, during the telecommunications crash, she saw the crash as an opportunity to change her career path. At that time, Amy decided to become a residential Realtor. Eighteen years of hard work and hustle allowed her to create a career and life she is proud of. There is no doubt that Amy has made the life she has always wanted; however, her lost passion for creating art is something she is looking to reignite.
One of Amy’s skills as a realtor is her ability to look at a space and see what changes, whether big or small, can be made to make the home work for her client’s specific needs. When considering these “fixes,” Amy always thinks of her client’s budget, timeline, and lifestyle. The importance of her ability to assess a space has been amplified in the crazy Denver housing market. Many of her clients can not afford to buy the home of their dreams, so they have to compromise on many elements they want and often even need. By analyzing the home based on its possibilities, her clients are often comforted by the idea that they can modify the house over time.
Working with her clients and helping them envision what a home can become fueled Amy’s passion for Interior Design. Her success with freshening up clients’ homes with paint colors, tile, and countertops gave her a glimpse into what her role could become as a realtor and designer. More and more of her clients were looking at homes that required larger remodel projects or clients who were also picking her brain about decorating with furniture and lighting. As a self-taught designer at this point, Amy sought out the helpful advice of Interior Designer Julia Wilkins. Julia would often come in towards the end of a purchase contract and start working with Amy’s clients on their interior design projects. Amy loved when she was available to collaborate with Julia on upcoming projects. But at a certain point, Amy always felt the need to pass the project along to Julia, the design expert. It was not long before Amy realized that she wanted to play a more significant role in the design process. She wanted to be there for her clients from start to finish.
Amy had been looking at Heritage School of Interior Design for several years. She had always wanted to enroll, but her booming real estate business and being a mother to four incredible children did not afford her the time and flexibility to pursue an education in design. It was not until recently, when one of her children obtained his drivers license and her partner Brian became a licensed realtor, she saw her schedule open in ways that would allow her to pursue enrollment at Heritage.
Upon graduating from Heritage, Amy plans to sit down with friend and mentor Julia Wilkins to discuss how they can work together to create beautiful spaces for their clients. Amy is looking forward to using what she learns at Heritage to be involved with projects of all kinds. Her goal is to have her design knowledge and expertise be a natural extension of the services that she can provide her clients.