My design philosophy is centered on balance and beauty. I adore eclectic, layered looks that are interesting—even a little quirky—and full of character, personality, and unique collections.
When collaborating with my clients, I aim to understand their lifestyle needs as well as help them define the use of each space in their home. One-of-a-kind pieces (like the ones we find at Scout!) make a space special by adding an unexpected, vintage layer to a room.
I am obsessed with vintage shopping—the thrill of the hunt is so much fun—and only surpassed by the thrill of finding the perfect piece! In today’s atmosphere of shipping delays and long lead times, the ability to find a piece and install it within the same week is exciting for both the designer and the client.
Interestingly, everyone loves and wants interiors that exude a sense of worldliness and various influences of travel—which ultimately results in projects that are always distinctive and one-of-a-kind. Americans love the beautiful hand-made pieces produced in Mexico; and in Mexico, everyone loves a nod to Americana culture and design.
Absolutely! Travel has always been (and continues to be!) a major source of inspiration and influence in everything I do.
As far as places I’m most inspired by, Paris is always a good idea. Parisian spaces are full of emotion expressed through signature cozy, small spaces that are layered with sumptuous details and authentic design.
Hard to pick just one! I believe any and every space should have one show-stopping piece. One of my favorite and most memorable items is a five-foot-tall chandelier by David Fisher Weisman we fell in love with while on a trip to Mexico that we recently installed in a local project. The chandelier is comprised of gold leaf-designed feathers using a technique created in San Miguel—the effect is breathtakingly beautiful!
I’ve always dreamed of having the razor blade armchairs by Henning Kjaernulf. They’re timeless, sculptural, comfortable, and great conversation pieces—all elements of great design!
We recently completed a large historic renovation and design project on Crescent Avenue in Highland Park. I’m really proud of the way we met the challenge to incorporate both the clients’ incredible art collections and their eclectic pieces of furniture into a seamless overall look suited to their personalities and lifestyle.
This year, we’ll be expanding our brand across the country in new and unique ways throughout various projects. We love the challenge and excitement that comes with working in new cities and places!