As far back as I can remember I have appreciated good design. In my mind it is “art”, a philosophy my background has nurtured. I attended the University of Illinois and studied both painting and Industrial Design. Both backgrounds have helped me immensely in my work, giving me a solid foundation of fundamental design skills. Color, composition and proportion from painting…..thinking about design in every aspect of Interiors from Industrial Design.
I love what I do. Working with my clients and forming a bond, we become a team. In the process, I hear them, get to know their design preference, talk through their needs, hopes, and dreams. Then I roll up my sleeves and get busy designing and presenting options to achieve a home or work place that is a pleasure for them to be in. I like to be involved in all aspects of the process; from the interior architecture of a room, cabinet design, material selections, to the minute details such as the selection and placement of the switch plates. The details are important….always.
Relationships aren’t reserved just for my clients; I enjoy working with the individuals that actually help me in the design process; woodworkers, metal machinists, faux painters, furniture craftsman, installers, electricians to name a few. Experts in their fields, each one of them can bring suggestions which enhance my designs. I am always in the process of designing furniture pieces and cabinetry for my clients. I love the process of drawing something and seeing it become 3-dementional.
There is no rubber stamp, nor is there a “one size fits all solution” when it comes to designing spaces for my clients. That is why communication is so important in the design process. Each person has their individual personal aesthetic and personality. The person who lives and breathes the most in that space, the client, drives the style. But anyone who walks into the space should be able to enjoy the environment regardless of their personal aesthetic. A successful solution just looks…right. Effortless, appealing and timeless. However, the process to achieve this is anything but. As an interior designer I am not bound or married to a particular style. Beautiful design is simply put, beautiful design regardless of its style classification. That is what I bring to my work. Not only my technical and creative ability, but an open minded respect and admiration of all styles.