Inspiring Story: Alex Walker Helps Others Through Her Dream Career as a Designer

Stephanie Thornton Plymale
4 min readJul 12, 2022

Alex Walker graduated from HSID Seattle during the pandemic. Despite the unknown times, she was still able to land her dream job after graduating! Alex is the lead Interior Designer at Loftium, an incredible company that helps people buy their homes using a “host-to-own” structure using short-term vacation rentals.

Alex has designed over 100 homes to date. She continues to implement systems to help keep the designs beautiful, current, eye-catching and colorful! She loves creating these beautiful spaces for their clients while simultaneously helping them work toward the purchase of their own home!

“It’s literally my dream job! The spaces I create are so fun and colorful and at the end of the day, we’re all working toward helping people buy their first home! I owe where I am today to Heritage, so I’m forever grateful for this school.”

Follow Alex on Instagram: @amomentofhome
Learn more about Loftium: @loftium

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3 Reasons Dallas, Texas is A Perfect City for Designers

Heritage School of Interior Design is opening in Dallas, Texas in Winter 2023! Dallas, TX is ideal for Interior Designers and creatives as it’s filled with inspiration, featuring the Dallas Design District and Dallas Arts Center, which is the largest in the nation! In addition, the entire city is decorated with instagram worthy murals. Keep reading to learn more about what Dallas has to offer for designers!

Dallas Design District

In a city full of fascinating neighborhoods and trendy developments, the Dallas Design District has carved out an identity all its own. Eclectic yet upscale, the Design District is a key piece of Dallas’ cultural fabric comprised of its namesake interior design showrooms, art galleries, fine dining establishments, and most recently, luxurious apartment homes with a vibrant live-work-play community.

As the Design District continues to expand to the west over the next few years into the new and old Trinity Districts that abut the Trinity River, look for more residential and mixed-use development.

Learn more on the Dallas Design District Website!

Follow on Instagram: @ddesigndistrict

Dallas Arts District

Located in the northeast corner of downtown Dallas, the Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 118 acres. This iconic neighborhood has more buildings designed by Pritzker award-winning architects than any location in the world. Dallas Arts District unifies culture and commerce into a dynamic destination for locals and tourists alike while creating a fulfilling urban experience. The District is powered by the imagination of artists globally, while seamlessly integrating exemplary artistic, residential, cultural, and commercial life and was awarded a maximum 3-star rating by the prestigious Le Guide Vert — Michelin Green Guide. Its programmatic highlight is the Signature Block Party Series comprised of two free public events that support events at the cultural venues, featuring local, state, and national artists drawing more than 50,000 visitors from over 144 zip codes.

Learn more on the Dallas Arts District Website!

Follow on Instagram: @dallasartsdistrict

Dallas Murals

Dallas offers endless inspiration for designers with hundreds of murals on display throughout the city. You can follow these helpful guides from Texas locals to locate murals on your adventure.

Dallas Sites 101
Follow on Instagram: @dallasites101

A Girl From Texas
Follow on Instagram: @agirlfromtx

If you would like to learn more about our interior design school located in Dallas, Texas, fill out the student information form here!

Notable People to Follow on Instagram for Summer Design Inspiration

Martha Stewart Weddings @martha_weddings

HSID CEO Stephanie Thornton Plymale @stephaniethorntonplymale

HSID Alum Janna Albritton @yellowprairienteriors