Describe your go-to style:
Transitional Elegance. A well-executed cohesion of old and new is where I thrive. For me, homes are the most bountiful expression of the people that inhabit them. We all love to collect, gather, and keep things that have meaning to us. Usually these pieces span many genres and styles. I love putting a home together to reflect it's owners lives...where they've traveled, colors they're drawn to, things they love, and who they truly are.
What drives you to design?
There is nothing like walking into a room that takes your breath away. I strive for this result with each and every project.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
First, I begin with the bones inherent to any space. I research the style intensely so that I may pull from it and honor it. Next, in collaborating with a client, I draw inspiration from their lifestyle...the way they live and breathe in the space, in order to enhance any and all functional needs. Next, I draw inspiration from the way the light enters the room, the way the natural surrounds of the home affect it, the feeling in the space when it is a blank canvas, before we’ve done a thing. Lastly, the most fun part, I pull heart centered inspiration from the feeling that a paint color exudes, the serenity of a certain texture, the regality of a particular pattern. I look to the greats for their execution…among my favorites are Suzanne Kassler and Victoria Hagan. I fill the home with the end goal top of mind – making the client’s heart happy. Afterall, home is where the heart is.