WHO IS KATALIN?
Katalin was born in a very small town in Hungary in 1984 (the same year Hungary separated from the old Soviet Union). She went to college in Eger, Hungary and graduated with 2 degrees – one in Geography and the other in Physical Education. After college, she taught Physical Education in the High School she graduated from for 1 year before coming to America. Since there were no opportunities to have the life she always dreamed of, Katalin left Hungary (and her loving family). The economic situation was very poor.
So, she packed 2 suitcases and brought all the money she had in the world (about $500) and got on the first plane trip of her life! She had dreamed of America forever! Through magazines and movies, Katalin was fascinated with it! For many years, Katalin worked mostly in restaurants and cleaning hotels, but she always dreamed of a job in fashion or design.
Katalin met her husband and fell head over heels in love. They married in 2012 and have two beautiful daughters, Riley is 6 and Hailey is 3. They bought our current home 5 years ago and started to redecorate it. Katalin’s husband’s job was outside, mine was inside. And through a lot of hard work, they did it!
WHAT LED KATALIN TO SHARE HER HOME ON INSTAGRAM?
She claims she really started an IG account just to share family stuff, but she got so many comments on the house and decor that she decided to convert it to a business account 2 years ago. She’s now at 103k wonderful followers and couldn’t be happier!
HOW DID KATALIN START HER E-DESIGN BUSINESS?
Last year Katalin was randomly approached by a lady wanting help and advice on decorating her home! Katalin didn’t really know how to respond since, at the time, she wasn’t working with clients at all. After lots of back and forth conversation with this lady, Katalin decided that she would help virtually over Facetime! This is really what put a bug in her ear and sparked the idea of edesign and working with clients to build a better home for themselves and their families. Katalin truly loved the fact that everything was virtual – no appointments needed to go to a client’s home! So, after taking a course to learn a software on edesign, Katalin launched her edesign website offering a monthly subscription service for generic edesigns as well as a custom edesign service. She says it’s been so nice to be home and able to work with clients – a rewarding experience.
DOES KATALIN WORK WITH VISION BOARDS?
Katalin says “I still have my own vision board – sometimes I even screenshot things on my phone to keep visual inspiration.” She is a big believer in that vision boards keep goals and dreams alive as well as passion! Katalina says “when I see an empty room, I don’t really see an empty room – I envision exactly what’s going to be in that room the moment I see it.” She claims she has her own style, but she loves to experiment with different styles wondering how she can bring rooms to life. Appreciating all design is important!
WHAT IS KATALIN’S SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESS?
Katalin believes that everyone deserves to have a beautiful room. She also believes that those who work hard deserve a gorgeous home! She started her subscription service along with her edesign website. Each month she sends out 1 general edesign board to give people ideas like which colors to pair together or where the furniture should be laid out. Her mood boards give opportunity to everyone to have a dream home! She has over 1,000 subscribers now and would have never imagined this to grow like it has. She offers her subscription for only $10 per month because she wants everyone to be able to afford it.
WHAT ARE KATALIN’S TIPS FOR BEGINNERS ON INSTAGRAM? DOES SHE BELIEVE IN PLANNING AHEAD?
Katalin thinks one of the best things to do consistently to gain followers when starting your own business is to always showcase your work! Even if it’s just a little corner in your home, always show off what you do. Also, she believes that being passionate about what you do will take you a long way! Another piece of advice Katalin gives is to always plan posts ahead of time, especially if you are planning a vacation! Her last and most important tip for Instagram beginners is to always be active and engage! Engagement is key for anyone who wants to grow on social media – come out of your comfort zone and talk to your followers!
Where can you find Katalin?
Website and Subscription Site: https://www.dbkdecor.com/