I prefer my personal space to feel comfortable and calm, a haven of sorts from the bustling streets of New York City. That is why my style tends to be a mix of classic moldings and familiar silhouettes, natural colors and textiles, beautiful antiques and treasured objects.
That being said, what I love most about what I do is that it's not about me at all. It's about my clients. A space can be inviting, reclusive, calming, energizing, modern, old world - whatever you want or need it to be. As an interior designer, my biggest responsibility is to make sure my client's lifestyle is reflected in their spaces. Every project is a unique design puzzle and I'm always up for the challenge.
My story begins in Chicago, as the daughter of an interior designer/mother and custom home builder/father. I grew up surrounded by homes filled with good proportion and moldings, custom furniture and draperies, herringbone wood floors and antique French chandeliers. A beautiful home is something I grew up loving and appreciating.
It's no wonder to my friends and family, that after receiving my undergraduate degree in Journalism, I went back to school to get my Master's of Arts in Interior Design. I did this while working at some of the most sought-after design firms in Chicago and learning the ropes of this challenging, yet rewarding business.
A few years ago, a gust of cold Chicago wind brought my husband and I to the east coast, where we landed on Manhattan's Upper East Side. I decided to strike out on my own that same year and my design studio was born. It was the best decision I've made besides marrying my husband, Doug.