Veronica Hamlet’s talent for creating beautiful spaces was uncovered when she and her husband started renovating their home in Grand Rapids, MI. The renovation sparked her career change into interior design, which has in turn encouraged her new, curated-textile business, Semikah Textiles. A reflection of this passion for design and materials, Veronica’s new studio is a bohemian paradise full of inspiration.
A sourcing trip to Morocco kickstarted the business when Veronica spent 18 days in Africa and returned with 60 gorgeous pieces to bring into her studio and eventually into her clients’ homes. Her 900-square-foot studio space houses her collection with style. “I love industrial and bohemian elements, but also really gravitate towards spaces that are layered and collected. I wanted to bring in some mid-century pieces and create a space that combined both bohemian-chic with collected pieces,” Veronica says. “I still have hopes to add more pieces over time. It took me about a month to design it start to finish.” The space incorporates Veronica’s lovely pieces with modern and bright design. The studio allows her to meet with clients, work on designs with her junior designers and feel inspired by the potential that her interior design business, Hamlet Interiors, and her home goods business, Semikah Textiles, might have.
The Semikah Textiles studio is changing Veronica’s business day by day. “I am thankful that my office is a space where I can breathe and relax,” she shares. “I arrive at work every day and thank God that I have the opportunity to do what I love. I get so much joy from my job. It was a long road getting here and a lot of work and sacrifice on behalf of my family and friends. It has been [an] amazing opportunity to experience running my own business. There is something special about putting a dream on paper and then seeing it to fruition. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my business.” —Lauren