As a resident of Marin County and Bay Area native, I appreciate and am continually inspired by the beauty of our surroundings. The natural light, seasonal color changes and the relaxed lifestyle that our climate allows are major influences on my approach to design. My emphasis tends towards simplicity and the belief that less can be more, but I am also drawn to the layered and vibrant style of places like India, France, Mexico and Spain, which provoke unexpected pairings of materials and colors.
Before discovering a passion for design and style, I spent many years on the business side of the equation working for companies like Oracle Corporation, Gap Inc. and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Subsequent studies in interior design, textile design, color theory, floral and landscape design and various jobs and apprenticeships helped define my perspective and sense of style and opened doors to a more creative world.
Before going out on my own, I also spent several years working for one of the Bay Area's preeminent stagers, Cary Nowell, who is a constant inspiration and taught me so much about the business of design and style. Please click the “Staging & Design" link to see examples of my latest projects.
I look forward to helping you!