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Hidden Gems: Meet Georgia Fuchs of Georgia Fuchs Interior Design

Today we’d like to introduce you to Georgia Fuchs.

Hi Georgia, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I grew up in KC and have always loved our midwest city. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

I have always loved the arts though. About 7 years ago, I had a family member urge me to go back to school to get an Interior Design degree. She said just take one class!

I knew I wouldn’t be able to take just one and not pursue this passion I have had all these years. My husband was very supportive so I did it! I graduated from Johnson County Community College with an AAS in Interior Design, specializing in kitchens and baths in 2017.

I learned in school that the more involved you get, the more you learn and the more successful you will be.

I joined NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). As of the present, I have served two years on the ASID board as Membership Director, and currently am the Secretary/Treasurer for the NKBA local chapter.

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?
It has been a challenging but exciting road along the way.

Initially, I didn’t know how to get started. I decided out of college to work at a tile distributor and I really learned a lot about the process and some of the problems there can be with a job, It helped me find answers to clients’ design dilemmas. This is what really interested me.

I am a designer, but I am a problem solver at the same time. I want to be challenged to make their space the best it can be for their family.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My business name is Georgia Fuchs Interior Design LLC. I specialize in Kitchen and Bath as well as design consulting. I am happy to help renovate an entire house or I can just help a client select a light fixture. No job is too small or too large.

I love kitchen and bath design because it is something that can be very challenging. One thing that sets me apart is that right out of school I passed the AKBD (Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer) certification for NKBA. People may not know that if you do not have a degree in Interior Design, then you are just a decorator. Designers have much more knowledge from their education that sets them apart.

Hiring a designer can save money so costly mistakes are not made. I have had a few proud moments in my career. My first was actually being part of the KC Symphony Designer Showhouse while I was in school. After that, I worked on some projects and received two Gold Heartland Design Awards from ASID for my work.

One was for Specialty Entertaining, a bar area, and the second one was a primary bath remodel for Baths less than 150sf.

Any big plans?
I am just enjoying my business as it comes along right now.

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Image Credits

Amber Dawkins Photography and Kaela Fuchs Photography

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