Trendsetter to Know: Interior Designer Paddy Rasmussen

Name:  Paddy Rasmussen, Interior Designer, Allied ASID

Twitter: @asidaznorth

Facebook: New Beginnings, Helping People Move Forward

Instagram: new beginnings.hpmf


Age: Old enough to be a grandmother

Title: Owner, Interior Designer, Transition Coordinator, Mother, Grandmother & current President of ASID AZN 

Married/Single: Single

Kids: 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren

City you live in:  North Central Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…  rising early enough to see the sunrise, prayers & matras, spending time on my back patio with my dogs enjoying my first cup of coffee, yoga, then my workdays start with checking emails & helping my clients. My days end spending time with the ones that I love. 

I was born… in Virginia 

My favorite thing about Arizona… are the majestic sunrises and sunsets & the ability to enjoy outdoor living  

I’m listening to… the sounds of nature 

My family… is everything to me and I love spending quality time with them

One thing I cannot live without… my health because you can do anything if you are healthy. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a model and travel Europe. 

I’m inspired by… good people with generous hearts 

The one person who motivates me is… if I have to narrow it down to one I would say Christine Rasmussen for inspiring me to get out of the waiting room. 

If I could change anything in the world… less judgment & more acceptance of our differences so we can learn from them & have world peace.

The perfect day would be… to spend it with my loved ones

My first job was… cleaning a mansion when I was 15. 

My favorite escape… is to be on the beach listening to the waves, I find it so grounding. 

My life… Is good!

I’m currently working on… several projects helping people through hoarding, transitioning and designing kitchens and bathrooms. 

Always… be grateful 

Never… lose hope

Favorite Quote… Life is short so don’t sweat the small stuff

Biggest Dream… was to have true love & I found it. 

My Pet Peeve(s)… for people to be considerate of others 

More About Paddy Rasmussen:
Paddy Rasmussen graduated with honors with an Interior Design BA from The Art Institute of Phoenix in 2011.  With over five years of interior design experience, she founded New Beginnings, “Helping People Move Forward.” an all-encompassing service, assisting individuals in moving beyond loss and change by providing tools and guidance to build a new foundation.  Paddy provides personal experience with professional expertise to help others move forward with a new outlook and fresh start.  In July 2018, she wrote about “Getting Out of the Waiting Room” in the Amazon bestseller “From Resilience to Brilliance.” In her personal life, she enjoys yoga and being a foodie. 

In 2021, she became President of the Arizona North chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). ASID is currently in their 12th year of their annual Interior Designer For Hire program which gives homeowners the opportunity to work with a professional interior designer at a discounted rate. The local designers volunteer their time & the proceeds go to student scholarships & our annual charity, Stepping Stones of Hope. SSOH offers comprehensive support-based programs for grieving children, teens, adults, families, and communities.

The ID4H offers a one-hour consultation for $99, a two hour for $175, and is going through April 30, 2021. To register, visit

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