I'm Sarah Canina. A mom of two sweet, squeezable kids in elementary school [we got lucky with a boy and a girl so we stopped right there]. My youngest is my daughter and she is a designer in the making. She has also suddenly turned into an athlete which she most certainly does not get from me. My son says he is going to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur with lots of ideas on the table: a writer, designer of video games or comics, an inventor, and a millionaire to list a few.
I'm always trying to finish a cup of coffee. I leave my chores 1/2 done because someone or something always needs my attention. My phone is chronically dying because I work it to death and use it more than my computer. I'm extremely organized and tidy by nature and have been known to clean even at midnight. I am ALWAYS redecorating. As a kid, I would constantly redecorate and rearrange my room for fun on the weekends. This happened more than I would like admit:) I loved creating a space that felt like home even back then.
My husband is a number's guy and a spreadsheet-lover due to his career as as CPA and now CFO at a local bank. I challenge him daily with my design goals for our 1965 home in Longmeadow, MA. We met at Bryant College 22 years ago (yikes!) and have been married for 12 years. We relocated to beautiful Longmeadow 6 years ago and I'm still finding the most gorgeous homes and details with every drive. It's truly a gem of a town.
After 10 years working in fashion merchandising, 8 years working in real estate, managing our own new builds and a full house renovation, interior design was a logical and seamless transition. I never thought of myself as a creative, but after all these years, I now realize that using this part of my brain is what drives and fulfills me. I feel so fortunate and proud to have started Paper White Homes 2 years ago. Creating organized, beautiful and livable homes is my deep passion and I love helping others achieve their dream spaces.