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When we think of someone who “does it all" — and makes everyone in her orbit feel like maybe they could do it all, too — local do-gooder Katalina Mayorga instantly comes to mind. And, by the looks of her recent home renovation, she has fully earned the title of DI(A)Y goddess. (That's do-it-all-yourself, if you're wondering.)
She's a photographer; creator of The You Finder, a blog about discovering your passions; world traveler; and socially conscious entrepreneur. Her work regularly takes her to underdeveloped countries, where she helps local communities implement clean sources of energy (and picks up beautiful decor finds along the way). The rest of the time, Mayorga is a career coach, wife, and new homeowner with her first major reno project under her belt.
After eight months of sneak peeks on Instagram, the Jill-of-all-trades (along with her husband Sam) gave us the first look at her overhauled Kingman Park place. (Spoiler alert: It's amazing!) On a cold, snowy afternoon, we chatted about decorating, style, and the DIY spirit — and left her home feeling inspired to paint something, pronto. Click through for all the motivation you need to design your dream house and more. She'll make you an I-can-do-this convert!
Photographed by Sebastian Marin.