Behind the DKOR: Revealed by Principal, Ivonne Ronderos
I’d like to say that I have a personal relationship with DKOR. It is similar to what one would have with a colleague, a family member or a friend. As in all relationships, time passes and things change; you change, it changes, the world around us changes and we adapt. There are times that I love interior design and times when I’m not too fond of it. I find the silver lining and move on.
Behind the scenes of DKOR Interiors, as the owner, I don’t get the choice to get up and move on… or at least I’ve never given myself that choice. As long as I can be of service to our interior design clients and the growth of my colleagues while helping to provide for my family, I have a purpose and that is my inspiration. This is what keeps me positive in the darkest of moments, and keeps me so passionate about my work and DKOR. I create relationships with co-workers, clients, homes, and enjoy them while they are present, accept them as they are, use empathy as a buffer during difficult times, and wish them all the best when we’re apart. Sure there are days that the grass can look greener on the other side, but as long as I feel respect, growth and passion for what I do, I will keep on going because I will always be the same person, only my surrounding would change while I feel alive and hope that those around me feel the same. We all have a voice, a room to create, to have fun, laugh and of course cry. Yes! We have our moments.
Someone once explained to me that; “You are DKOR”, and I have to disagree. It is not a place, it’s not a person, it’s not a name or a logo; since all of these can change and burn down… hehe! (We know that pain first hand). DKOR is a phenomenon, an accumulation of energy and passion that has been put forth by all the people who have walked through our doors, and will continue to do so as long as it stands.
To give out a better understanding of my relationship with DKOR, I have put together a small video entailing some fun facts about DKOR Interiors and what inspires me.