Danielle Oakey


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Danielle Oakey is an American entrepreneur. Danielle started Danielle Oakey Shop in 2015 and is based in Madison, WI.[1]

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Company

Danielle Oakey Shop

Location

Madison, WI

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@danielleoakeyshop (58.2K followers)

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Danielle Oakey Shop

Danielle started Danielle Oakey Shop in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Danielle Oakey Shop?

After 8 years of interior design blogging and running my e-design business, I needed a change.

> Building a business has taught me more than I could ever have imagined. I have learned a lot in regards to working with people and setting proper expectations from the beginning. Whether it was an with an employee or a fabric company, I learned that being upfront with expectations is very important.

I knew I wanted to stay in the design world and had always dreamed of opening a little store. Since textiles have been a big passion of mine, a pillow shop seemed like a natural fit.

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At the time we lived in Southern California and had easy access to fabrics from all over the world. I was spending my days selecting pillow combinations for my clients and the online options were lacking. I knew there was a need for such a shop.

We had 2 kids, were living in a high cost of living area, and my husband was a 3rd-year medical resident working 100 hour weeks. Finances were very tight. We did not have much to invest in the pillow shop so I borrowed $500 for my dad and nervously pulled $800 from my own bank account.

That is when the hunt for fabric officially began and the idea of a shop became a reality.

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