Interview

Dream Project:

One in which the client allows me to take risks and use the element of surprise. Often, the most unexpected combinations bring about the most exhilarating results…

Ideal Work Environment:

Mid-morning light, open window, huge butcher block table, blank paper, new pens, and my flip-flops…

Admired Designer(s):

Charles and Ray Eames. The pair made outstanding contributions in industrial design, furniture design, graphic design, art, architecture, and film. Their captivation with multiple fields of art and design really resonate with me…

Common Misconception:

DIY (Do-it-Yourself)! Beware, particularly after watching the home improvement television shows that we all love. All of the projects look much simpler, faster, and less expensive than they really are! Clever editing, behind-the-scenes work crews, and colossal production budgets can significantly warp our expectation of how easily it should all come together!

Highest Compliment:

I helped my mother re-design a few spaces in her home and she told me, “Honey, you’re really doing a great job!” It meant the world to me…

Epiphany Moment:

When I realized that strong design doesn’t just look good, but that it changes people’s lives…

Worst Idea:

Planning my own wedding and renovating my own home in the same year! Hello, what was I thinking?

Best Advice:

Enjoy the ride, take your time, it makes arriving at the destination much more gratifying…

When Not Designing:

Spending time with hubby, family and friends; giving loves to our puppies; trying new restaurants; playing outdoors; tackling projects around the house; reading/learning…

Looking Forward To:

Purchasing a small A-Frame house in the mountains for weekend getaways, and more travel…