Internship Spotlight Samantha Luna

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-Tell us a little about yourself. (Name, school, program you’re studying, where you’re from.)

My name is Sammie Luna, I am a senior at UNCG in the Interior Architecture program.  I am originally from California.  My family and I moved to Greensboro to get away from the city and I have been here ever since.


-What made you interested in interior design?

My very first interest in design came from watching Extreme Home Makeover Edition in middle school.  I loved how design was so much more to them; it was about helping others.  In high school I took an architecture class which also emphasized design and I was hooked.


-Who are some of your design icons?

Kelly Wearstler, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid


-Describe your design aesthetic

My design aesthetic is contemporary or modern with touches of traditional or industrial.  I think it’s so much fun to combine two styles and create a whole new, unique aesthetic.


-What do you do at Vivid Interiors?

I am an intern, so I assist with anything the designers need while also soaking up as much knowledge as I can.  I go on site visits, assist with mood boards, etc.


-What do you like best about interning at Vivid?

The teamwork and the atmosphere.  I love that we all work in the same area and can talk to each other throughout the day.


-Who are your favorite musicians?

I absolutely love Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.  But I also love Lady Gaga and Adele.


-Favorite drink?

Coffee.  I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 14 and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.


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-If you could invite anyone to dinner (living or dead) who would it be?

Julie Andrews, one of my favorite actresses.


-Tell us three words that describe you.





-What are your plans after graduation?

I want to stay in Greensboro for about a year to gain some local experience. After that my husband and I would like to move to a bigger city. We have always been drawn to Chicago and Boston. I would like to work for a large design firm so I can experience the feel of designing in a big city.  Eventually, I would like to start my own business so that I can spend time with my family while continuing to do what I love.

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