“I believe a room should evolve and continually change. Never staid. Never stifled.
Accessories should rotate. Pillows should be updated. A constantly-morphing design will result. Fluidity in a room creates such energy – and I give my clients full permission to collect, add, subtract, and rearrange.
At this point in my career, my clients come to the table with knowledge, a high taste level, and are often well-traveled. This makes my job as their designer exciting, and we create rooms that feel alive and desirable.”
“Great interior design is original, and not repetitive from client to client. Each job opens a new door for practicing your craft. It is also a passionate business that involves a level of personal satisfaction with one’s performance that is only truly satisfied when a client appreciates your talents and expertise.
The most successful design jobs occur when the client and you become soul mates, together seeking an eclectic and original space infused with personalized touches that change a house into a fabulous home.”
“At this point in my career, design is seriously happening for me only when there is real pizazz – and even a bit of drool-worthy drama in a room.
Not the ‘gimmicky’ type of drama, but the true and livable sort that envelops you and fits like a glove. The kind that is beyond just comfortable, functional and just plain pretty – the kind that is also magical!”
“For us, successful design maximizes the usability of a space, and enables it to exude the homeowner’s personality. Inevitably, this feat requires intensive detective work and some degree of custom-tailoring.
With an embrace of bespoke elements, the creative process becomes so much more rewarding, the bond between client and home deepens immeasurably, and beauty and comfort reign.”
“I believe every room should have contrast in color and scale, it should have pleasing proportions, it should meaningfully contend with color – understanding that color can change the character of a space, and that it all should be balanced.
Most of all, however, one’s interiors should be personal. They should reflect ownership and personal taste.”
“I approach my designs with a painterly eye: color, texture and light are the among the most important elements in a well-executed room.
I like a carefully edited approach to the final selection of furniture, fabrics and fixtures – as well as a rationally designed, comfortably functional floor plan. As Diana Vreeland famously said….”Elegance is Refusal”.”