About the Name
"And Delight Reigned" is a quote from a favorite book of mine, The Secret Garden. In its simplicity, this phrase reminds me that there is an immense joy to receive every day. In the haste to rush, and be swept up in the "busy," we often overlook the simple acts that tend to become our greatest delights. Whether through styling work or overseeing the creative process, there is a joy to be found in showcasing each project's unique beauty and honoring each for what it is.
This simple saying also speaks to the heart of my beliefs. In the brambles and darkness that can be found in our own gardens, there is also a hopeful light that guides us onward. We must simply choose to see it. These virtues serve as beacons for this company. I strive to make my personal and professional time intentional and assure you that your project is handled with respect and creative integrity.
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About Taylor Colson
From an early age I was a student of the arts. My passion took me from my hometown of Atlanta to Nashville to pursue a career in my studied field of classical music. After a devastating accident that inevitably left me unable to pursue and play my instrument, I shifted direction and graduated with a business degree from Belmont University with a focus in marketing and entrepreneurship. A trek to New York for graduate studies at Parsons School of Design in Fashion Marketing, and further education at Yale University studying Art History, allowed for another adventure to emerge. I was fortunate to work in marketing and advertising with some of the most established and well respected companies in the industry including fashion giants like Calvin Klein, Tiffany & Co, and Louis Vuitton North America. While all of these extraordinary opportunities have been an immense gift, it is of course, the difficulties that have molded my life. I am humbled by their teachings and reminded daily that grace prevails.
My journey has now lead my husband and I, as well as our two cats back to Nashville. When I am not dedicating my time to making people and places look and feel beautiful, I am making bad jokes and trying to keep my cats off the curtains, which are now ironically no longer beautiful. In addition to running And Delight Reigned, I am equally honored to grow my non-profit company, James' Gift.