I've had a passion for design all of my life...
I’ve had a lifelong love of Interior Design, went to college and started a career in the design industry.
Fast forward, I am a mother of 3 girls. My oldest is Autistic and ADHD and my youngests are twins. Needless to say the Valente house can seem like a circus most days.
So, after realizing the traditional way of working was not working for me and my family, I started my own business. This has allowed me to work around the school calendar, and be here for my family like I need to. After our oldest was diagnosed with Autism, I started to dive deep on ways to help her and understand her. This led me to Designing Interiors for Autism. We can create a better environment for these children if we understand them better. Each person with autism has their own specific needs and wants from a space, just like we all do. It is important for us to understand and adjust our environments to best suit them. This allows us to have a more connected relationship, have fewer meltdowns and achieve behaviors we know they are capable of.
My Education and Experience:
- Associates Degree in Interior Design
- 1 year Kitchens and Bath Design
- 7 years Window Treatment Design
- 2018 Hunter Douglas Certified
- Specializing in Designing for Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing, and other related conditions
I am an HSR Certified Professional home stager and interior redesigner serving ALBANY, NY and surrounding areas. I have completed the most comprehensive and intensive home staging and redesign certification courses in North America provided by the Home Staging Resource.
The HSR Certification program was the first and is one of the only Accredited staging training by the Real Estate Staging Assocation (RESA) who is the governing body for the home staging industry.