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Art & Life with Alyce Lopez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alyce Lopez.

Alyce, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
The True House is a full-service interior design firm that specializes in residential design for busy, young families. I began my career in interior design after purchasing a fixer-upper with my husband. We desperately navigated through renovations on our 1950’s rambler maximizing our creativity and pocket change. The True House came about organically after documenting our home renovations on social media.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
As an interior designer, I am focused on creating a backdrop for people to connect and make memories. I believe in the importance of being surrounded by beauty. Research shows that the type of environment you are in, affects your lifestyle. A beautiful environment will boost a positive mood and productivity. Our minds and bodies subconsciously adapt to and are influenced by the things we touch and see. Being mindful of your home decor, lighting and furnishings can change your perception of life. All of our designs focus on evoking these emotions that ultimately affect your everyday living.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities, and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
Starting any business requires a financial investment and sacrifice. I believe in starting your business from your dining table. We did not take out any loans or fall into debt to open our business. I’m a big believer of “slow and steady wins the race.” We made sure we could sustain our family with our income before starting the business. The True House grew organically alongside our other jobs. As the business has grown, we have added staff and made upgrades where needed. If you chose the route of entrepreneurship, you will need to be able to balance the creative right brain with a little left brain activity. At the end of the day, your business must be profitable to sustain you and your family. There are so many opportunities to be creative and be a part of a wonderful team, so you don’t always have to go out on your own. My best advice is to really think through what your long-term goal is and start taking small steps in that direction. Think about your personality and natural abilities and see if those align with your goals.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
All of our clients begin with an in-home consultation. During this time we explore your home and discuss your project scope. This gives us an opportunity to get to know the client and their loved ones. We discover your design style and dig deeper into the functions and accommodations your home is lacking. You can book an in-home consultation online at

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