Who I am. How I work. Inspiration behind every design.
Creating from the heart, listening at the deepest level, doing everything I can to make someone feel heard and special. Happy in what I am doing every day so that translates to how I work on projects and interact with clients, vendors, suppliers, and peers. I listen to your interior design needs - meaning if you want to keep that family heirloom piece in your home, then we’ll figure out how to make it work.
PHOENIX TO AUSTIN
I have been lucky enough to travel around the world; Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong. In 2006 I set roots in Austin with my family. Austin has typically been a laid back, eclectic, whatever goes kind of town. My aesthetic is more in tune with where the city is heading as it grows - a warm, modern feel with sexy, fuzzy edges.
"...if you want to keep that family heirloom piece in your home, then we'll figure out how to make it work."
FASHION & FANTASY
I would like to think working with me on an interior design project is a magical experience. As we work together, things that are important will come to the surface from deep within you. Through a strong visual vocabulary and intelligent integration of architectural detailing and design as well as a refined use of materials, sophisticated colors and utilizing the elements of interior design, I am able to deliver an authentic and unique vision to you for your project. And like a fashion designer, the sketch of the clothing concept is not the end but the launching pad to the realization and actual construction of the beautiful dress to wear.
Design is how I live my life - from my hair (short and sassy) to my clothes (chic and understated) to my home (hello! wall of graphic floral wallpaper) to my devices (iPad - white not black) to how I think and act and move through life. The pens I write with, the way I present myself and my business, the way I think many problems of moving through life can be solved. To me design is the combination of confidence, beauty and functionality.
"I prefer to work local by engaging with artists, artisans and vendors in the community. Many of them sourcing their materials from sustainable resources."
I love the thrill of presenting something an interior design client has never seen before. I plow head first into the conceptual design, without limitations, before I turn it into an action list of things that are tangible and do-able. By moving through the interior design process, I am able create a complete vision which can be implemented. I really thrive when I can create a vision for a complete space - whether a whole home, secondary residence, office, restaurant or boutique hotel.
CUSTOM, COLLABORATIVE & GREEN
A trademark service of our interior design studio is the custom design and local fabrication of pieces for your project. I prefer to work local in Austin, TX by engaging with artists, artisans and vendors in the community. Many of them sourcing their materials from sustainable resources. We work in harmony with architects, general contractors, soft goods workrooms, tradespeople, artisans, and landscape designers among others. We encourage you to meet with us and consider this collaborative process before committing designs to paper. Depending on your personal preferences and your project’s requirements, I am able to meet your environmentally conscious needs.
A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT
I enjoy working with people who understand the worthwhile investment they are making to better their lives. I treat decisions for my interior design clients with the utmost thought and care. And when we complete the moment, they feel a sense of worth, elegance, sophistication and beauty.
OF THE MOMENT, NOT TRENDY
I strive, as Alexander McQueen said, "To make a piece that can transcend any trend and will hold as much presence in 100 years time when you find it in an antique store as when you bought it in my store yesterday.” I bring this sensibility to each space and project that I design.