One could say I have been designing my whole life.
My love of interiors began when I was very young. Much effort and love went into arranging and re-arranging my room. Countless times I would agonize over where my Duran Duran poster should be placed or how the pillows on my bed were displayed.
This love was nurtured by my Mom who took me to flea markets to comb for treasures, who had to have a theme at each and every party so we could decorate the house accordingly, and who encouraged and supported my traveling so I could see the amazing architecture throughout this diverse world.
And travel I did - twenty-four countries so far and counting! My many adventures have been filled with breath taking scenery, inspired European castles, diverse churches and cathedrals, crammed cityscapes and serene country sides - not to mention the amazing food and unforgettable people. These adventures have shaped not only who I am, but how I see the world and the beauty of design within it.
Prior to returning to school to obtain my BS in Interior Design, I had a career in hospitality sales and management. I love that industry for it taught me how important customer service and integrity is in business, and in life. It taught me excellent organizations skills and how to be a quick and effective problem solver, as well as to remain calm under pressure. It taught me the smallest kindness can make a person’s day or trip and it taught me how much people value being heard and understood.
These lessons translate nicely into interior design. It is not all about choosing furniture and pretty pillows - although that is part of the fun of it - it entails countless decisions, a multitude of details and the ability to problem solve and effectively execute a plan. It is about educating your client and advising what isn't always the easiest but the best for the overall project and budget. It is also about spending time getting to know you, how you live and entertain, where you love to travel and where you feel your most at peace. All the details that help us to create your sanctuary.
All the details associated with interior design are what I love. The details transform a space and create a feeling and tone that reflects the people that dwell there. A well-designed space tells their story; it’s an insight into their family, their history and their passions. I believe in designing for the person you are now and the person you are becoming. It is my job as your designer to push you past your comfort zone, elevate the aesthetic and design a space that you will be proud of for years to come.
Life is precious…eat the cake, take the walk, live in a space that inspires you.