Meet The Designer: Bonnie C. Fox, Ph.D.
THE EARLY YEARS
When I was a teen, all of my friends had frilly canopy beds with pastel-colored linens, beautifully dreamy and light. I lived outside New York City, and asked my parents to take me on a trip to Chinatown, where the sights, sounds, and smells inspired my Chinese-themed bedroom. And thus began my career in Interior Design!
THE MIDDLE AGES
I studied Fine Arts at the State University of N.Y. at Buffalo (portfolio acceptance), taught Art to grades 2-11 in theWashington, D.C. area, and then went to the University of Michigan to get a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and Community Development. In Columbus, Ohio, I taught in the healthcare field, and, after working and havingtwo sons, I went back to school at Ohio State University, where I earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education, with concentrations in Organizational Development (through the Fisher College of Business, OSU), Healthcare Education, and Research. I served on the Faculty at OSU, and taught in Allied Medicine and Family Medicine at OSU and Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
In 1998, I decided to go "back to my artistic roots" and I appliied and was accepted to the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD-portfolio acceptance) where I majored in Interior Design.
MY OWN INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM!
With my business management skills, I opened my own full-service Interior Design firm, Ambiance Interior Design, LLC. My 1500 square foot studio and showroom enabled me to work in a fully-equipped space to help clients with design plans, product selections, and all their other needs.
MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Our homes are our refuge; we all have an emotional attachment to the place where we play, live, learn, raise our children, nurture our relationships. Each of us has a dream of how we would like to live, and our home is a special place where we are priviledged to play out our lives. My job is to help you fulfill your lifestyle needs (what works for you and your family) and to make your aesthetic dreams for your home come true. I act as a facilitator in the design process; I never tell you what to do,rather, I help you examine and pinpoint your needs and work as a partner with you to make your home special, unique, and incredibly beautiful!
"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life." Frank Lloyd Wright