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West Towson Woman Leaves Corporate World For Dream Career

Emily Peterson, 25, is opening Bruns Interiors in March.

A West Towson woman has left the corporate world behind to follow her true passion—interior design.

Emily Peterson, 25, graduated from what was then called the College of Notre Dame—now Notre Dame of Maryland University—in 2010 with a business degree focusing on accounting, and was two credits shy of an art degree.

From July 2010 through June 2012, Peterson worked at Constellation Energy until she decided to quit and pursue her dream career.

"I've always wanted to [be an interior designer] but wanted to have a good foundation for business first," she said. "Interior design and art always came naturally to me."

Peterson is planning to open Bruns Interiors, a home-based business, on March 1. Services include flooring, window treatments, wallpaper, painting, furnishings and project management.

What Peterson lacks in professional experience, she said she makes up for in perspective. She has previously done interior design work for family and friends.

"I feel that I have that out-of-the-box thinking," she said. "I offer a new, fresh, eclectic outlook."

Peterson, who is the youngest in a family of six children, said she was especially motivated to pursue a career in interior design after her father passed away a year ago.

"It was either do it now or go back into the corporate world," she said.

For more information, email Peterson at emily.bruns@comcast.net or follow Bruns Interiors on Facebook.

Liz January 18, 2013 at 01:15 AM
This sounds more like interior decorating than designing. Surprised to see this in the Patch as "news" http://www.ncidq.org/AboutUs/AboutInteriorDesign/DifferencesBetweenInteriorDesignDecorating.aspx
Klrb January 18, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Seriously?? A nice article about a fabulous person and you freaking haters want to leave crap comments! Absolutely sickening! Follow your dreams girl ! did anyone think that maybe this is a way to get the word out?? When did you rude people miss the moral lesson if you don't have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all? Argh ..
JDStuts January 18, 2013 at 02:46 PM
I hope she finds only success. What we need are more entrepreneurs and small business owners and fewer double dipping politicians.
Lily January 22, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Other Tim... have you never heard of "earned media". This is a completely valid local article. Local papers are filled with this sort of thing because local communities want to support thier local businesses.
Erica Wernery April 04, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Update on Emily of Bruns Interiors: Emily has hit the ground running and is growing her client portfolio by leaps and bounds! She has brought on Element Marketing & Communications to handle her marketing and website needs so she can just focus on doing what she does best: decorating!

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