For Tabitha, design is storytelling. Projects are journeys—and ideally, clients join her to embark on them. Finished spaces tell a story, too: like characters in a play, they interact. Like plotlines, they make inherent sense—coming full circle in the end. This all takes place in a context of eclectic lawlessness, with client preferences and needs forming the only guideline. “I want to love everything all at once. I don’t want to be bound by styles or rules, design dos or don’ts. I like to play and explore and feel out looks until it’s right,” the designer says, adding that she’s striving for her projects to feel fundamentally balanced in the end: calm rising out of anarchy. That’s how she knows they’re done.
Describe your go-to style:
My go to style has to be eclectic. I love to mix found objects with family heirlooms and contemporary pieces.
What’s your prediction for the next big trend in design?
More color and pattern! I think we are starting to see a shift from a more monochromatic palettes to spaces with intense color saturation and a mixture of bold patterns and rich textures.
What drives you to design?
Space is important. Our homes and our offices, our restaurants and our shops--they all matter. Ideally space should be somewhat transformative to our moods and perceptions when we enter. I love to transform space and create something new.