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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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We’re in the NY Post!


Guess what? WE’RE IN THE NY POST

It’s so fun and surreal to see this.  If you know our story, you know that we used to live in NYC and decided to move to Columbus to create a better quality of life for ourselves.  We loved NY (and if we’re being honest, I miss it), but we found ourselves stuck in a cycle that we didn’t like being in.  We didn’t think that moving to Columbus would lead to opening an interior design studio together, or renting properties on Airbnb, and we certainly didn’t expect to grow a following on Instagram & our blog while doing all of it.  Columbus has been a place that has allowed us to do things we didn’t think were in the cards for us, and along the way, find our passion.

You can read the full article here.  Let us know what you think!

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  1. krisitn says:

    YAY! That is so awesome that your leap to Columbus has been so rewarding!! Congratulations!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Love it! I’ve recently moved back to my hometown, Dayton. Can’t wait to make a trip to see the changes in Columbus. Found your blog through the ORC. Very inspiring!

  3. Anne says:

    Very cool! – From NYC

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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