“I like to create rooms designed to be intimate places to relax. I often choose rich textures and deep colors to create spaces that are warm and interesting.
The mix of woven leather contrasted with a grey cashmere, an antique silver leafed yoke back chair pulled up to a patent leather python ottoman – these kinds of elements, when carefully selected to set the stage for a welcomed respite from the day, speak to who I am as an interior designer.”
“Lately I keep returning to the importance of following intuition. In interior design there are so many things to consider – the scale of a room, the style and function of the space, and many other important factors that must all be handled sensitively.
It’s when you second guess yourself that your vision is compromised. My best projects – the ones which I’m most proud of, the ones my clients are happiest with – are spaces that stem from the first idea the client and I agree on.
It’s in that moment, when the sparks are flying and your gut is telling you ‘this is right’ that the best ideas live. And once that idea exists, you mustn’t second guess it. Follow your intuition. As I’ve learned in both life and design, it never lets you down.”
“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.”