As part of our “Get to know Jabot” series, we are speaking with the ladies behind Jabot Interiors to learn a little bit more about them, and how they got to where they are now. A few weeks ago, we sat down with Charlene Ingram, owner of Jabot Interiors, and asked her a few questions about why she got into this business–this week, we we’re chatting with her daughter and Design Consultant, Ricci-Lee Ingram.
Q: How did you get into design?
I grew up with it. My mom managed a window covering business when I was young and I spent many nights with her in the office labeling boxes, “helping” her put ideas together and playing in the showroom.
Q: Did you always know you would work with your Mom? Why did you go into business with her?
I didn’t have a plan to work with her; I had spent a year in college and wasn’t enjoying it so when my mom asked if I wanted to be her assistant, I decided to give it a try.
Q: What have you learned working with your Mom?
Everything I know I learned from her, but the biggest thing is her positive attitude and great work ethic, I would like to think that a little of that rubbed off on me.
Q: What are your favourite and least favourite parts about working with family?
I like that we can be really honest with each other without worrying about hurt feelings, and having that great support system in place. I would say my least favourite is how it limits the quality of our “down time” together; the business portion always seems to invade our personal time.
Q: How are you inspired in your work?
I get inspired by a challenge, throw a difficult window or a tight budget at me and let me run with it.
Thank you Ricci! It seems like these ladies have a wonderful personal, and working, relationship with one another!