In the first episode of About Your Mother, our host Jennifer Griffith speaks with guest and dear friend, Ronda Moulton. She is an award-winning Interior Designer who has her fair share of challenges for both personal and career life. Today, she talks about her childhood experiences and how it molded her path of acceptance and love. Ronda also shares how she learned to accept the responsibility of being a step-parent.
Building a Future
At the age of three, Ronda’s parents separated, leaving her single mother to raise her. It wasn’t easy for both of them. Through this, she envisioned her future to be different from her childhood.
“It instilled in me that I’m going to take really good care of myself, whether it’s my body, spirit. I’m going to make sure I marry one time, and I’m married forever. I’m going to have a career…she put dad through college and so again, a selfless act but then devastating to her own.” – Ronda Moulton
Since 6th grade, Ronda knew she wanted to become an Interior Designer. On Career Day at school, she envisioned having famous clients and making a good living. She started working for well-known Interior Designer Barbara Leland. This ultimately confirmed that she was on the road to the right career path.
“There’s not just one perfect person for everybody, but I think my heart for it is big and that my perseverance in wanting to do better…and then the spiritual connection I feel I have with my clients.” – Ronda Moulton
Acceptance of Love
Throughout her life, Ronda believed that she would never have kids but things didn’t go as planned when she met her husband, who had a child from a previous relationship. Ronda’s husband made her re-evaluate her “wants” in life and showed her how great of a parent he is. Although it was challenging being in a blended family, they made it work. Ronda said she would never trade it for anything.
“After meeting him, something shifted where I looked at him and I thought, ‘he’s a really good dad.’ He stuck around when he didn’t have to and that’s really why I fell in love with him because I could look at him and see the hole that my dad had left me and that he hadn’t left for his son.” – Ronda Moulton
To learn more about award-winning Interior Designer, Ronda Moulton, her childhood and her journey towards acceptance and love, download and listen to this episode.
Ronda went onto Washington State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and from there worked and mentored under top designers in the field.
In 2000, Studio RED was born, and it’s been a fantastic journey ever since. Project sizes ranging from 4,000 – 14,000 SF homes to commercial office buildings and spaces, including the Bellevue Lexus store in Washington state.
Ronda is a native to the Seattle area and currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband, two dogs, and a horse.
Ronda has an incredible eye for design, style + styling, and intuitively knows what a space needs once spending some time in its context and extracting critical criteria from her clients.