As the founder of her own P.R. agency, Connie Wong has a 24/7 job. And she recently took on another full-time role: motherhood! Connie and her husband welcomed their first child—a darling little girl—into the world last month, and they’ve since been working to bring balance to their changing routines. One thing that’s helped make the transition a bit easier? The gorgeous new nursery they designed! From pretty wallpaper to custom-framed art, the space is a one-of-a-kind retreat for this new family of three—and we got the exclusive first look! Click through the slideshow below for some insights from this glowing mama, including her tips for designing a chic yet practical nursery space.
Photography by Jessica Burke
As the president of Moderne Press, you are likely being pulled in a million different directions daily! What made you decide to take the leap and found your own P.R. agency, and how do you think starting a family will change your perspective as a business owner?
Launching Moderne Press was a bit serendipitous! After leaving a beauty-related social media position (back when social media was still a “baby”—Instagram and Pinterest didn’t even exist!), I was freelancing for various P.R. agencies in L.A. Throughout my career, I had encountered talented designers and wonderful small businesses who couldn’t afford the price tag of big P.R. agency retainers, but who could really benefit from having a P.R. partner. I was inspired to pitch my services to a few up-and-coming designers and brands, and, happily, that’s how I started Moderne Press.
From working closely with editors to seeing our brands placed in the media, I love P.R.! However, it can be a 24/7 job, as we are (happily) always “on call” for the media. In regard to starting a family, the biggest shifts will likely be in my day-to-day schedule-managing priorities as I try to be even more time-efficient and find a new work-life balance.