|Dana Small was raised in a remote mid-western town with a longing to live on the beach and paint under the palm trees. She attended Chatham Hall and Rollins College before moving to the Bahamas to dabble in an artistic lifestyle. Her artistic ventures led her to commercial work for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sandals Resorts and Island Outpost. She soon turned her attention to interior design and moved to Miami to start her business endeavors. There she created a line of whimsical yet functional table tops and had numerous art exhibitions. Her design work was reflective of her island influences.|
Through the years she has evolved into a lifestyle designer, always with a passion for color, simplicity and attention to detail. Her clients adore her flair for function, favor her ability to accessorize, and crave her talent to dress up a table or throw a party. In 2007 she opened MATILDA'S, an exquisite paper & home boutique in the Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida.