Laurie + Trinity, co-creators
"Home is both the beginning and the end. Home is not a sentimental concept at all, but an inner compass and a North Star at the same time. It is a metaphor for the soul." -Richard Rohr
Laurie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Literacy. She is a self-taught decorator/designer, and ran a successful furniture refinishing business while also working in carpentry, tiling, drywall, painting, upholstery, window treatments, and specializing in kitchen design. She renovated her first home from the ground up- no surface remained untouched. As a real estate stager in Indiana, her homes consistently sold above listing price and in record time. Upon moving to Colorado five years ago, Laurie co-created TroveCollective out of the belief that home cradles our stories and grows a heart and soul of its own, nurturing and informing how we live our daily lives.
Laurie comes alive when given the chance to take what other people might overlook and underestimate, and reveal the beauty beneath the surface. She is her clients' #1 cheerleader and biggest advocate. She is a jack of all trades who can take absolutely anything and make it more beautiful, more functional, and more desirable. She's fiercely loyal to the work at hand, and expects nothing less of herself than impeccable execution.
She is an appreciator of beauty, regardless of the "style" moniker it has been given. She believes the best homes are those that tells stories, that are layers of memories mingled with pieces gathered from a thousand different sources. Her amazing and daring husband, and three magnificent children are still her favorite element of "home." She owns far too many houseplants, and her second language is movie quotations.
Trinity is an AEA professional actor with a Bachelor's in Music, a 2nd degree in English, and a Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development. She holds a Residential Interiors Certification from Colorado State University.
Trinity brings the skills of an artist, educator, and designer to the conversation. She began her artistic career as an opera singer studying classical voice. She transitioned into theatre and discovered a love for experimental theatre, specifically movement-based theatre and performance art. She sang with a jazz quintet before graduating college, dabbled in studying industrial design and art history, and then embarked on a career as a professional actress and stage director. Before moving to Northern Colorado, she worked as a high school teacher teaching alternative ed., special ed., 9th and 10th grade English, and as adjunct faculty for two online universities. Her design skills were honed in her friends' homes and through staging the homes she lived in with great success in the competitive Northern Virginia market.
She loves the redemptive aspect of styling a home, bringing a space to life in such a way that it captures the eye and the imagination of both the prospective buyer and the homeowner. She gets excited about the narrative quality of design and believes every home and every human has a voice and a story worth telling.
She has a penchant for midcentury design, bison, succulents, woven textiles, empowered women, her curly-haired husband, road trips in Volkswagens, Native American art, salt lamps, her 4 amazing kiddos, the ocean, copper, driftwood, her tiny dog Pema, and the perfectly imperfect.