Cambridge Avenue Design started in 2015, in the spare bedroom of our first home in Orlando, Florida. Our little green house sat at the end of a palm tree lined road named Cambridge Avenue—which also happened to be the name of the first street I ever lived on! I was born and raised in Georgia, but always dreamed of moving to Florida and owning my own little boutique by the beach. I spent four wonderful years at Auburn studying Apparel Merchandising and Business then packed my bags for The Sunshine State!
My first job was as a wedding consultant at a bridal salon in Orlando. It was here where I fell in love with the magic of the wedding industry. I adored the process of helping each bride find the dress she would say her “I do’s” in. Not long after moving to Florida, I had met the man of my dreams and would soon be picking out my own wedding dress! After a few years of dating, Chris and I married in 2014, in front of the most beautiful, turquoise ocean in Siesta Key. It truly was the best day of my life.
A year later, we became homeowners and spent our free time making one Pinterest project after another. Chris is the ultimate handyman and can build just about anything. He is way more talented than he realizes! While Chris hammered away in the garage, I would be painting, sewing, or gardening--you could say I am a bit of an old soul. Chris has always pushed me to make the most out of my creativity and after much encouragement, I finally opened an Etsy shop in 2015. It felt like I had found my missing puzzle piece, as it allowed me to grow creatively and entrepreneurially.
On my 28th birthday, we packed our bags and moved to the beach--the best birthday ever! Through the grace of God and his perfect timing, our little blessing of a business had allowed us both to quit our 9-5 jobs and pursue Cambridge Avenue Design full time. It is our hope that you can feel our passion, hard work, and gratitude when you receive an order from our shop. Our goal is to bring you joy and happiness through our products, while giving you the best possible customer service that we are capable of giving. It is because of you, that we are able to make a living doing what we love and we are infinitely grateful.