When my babies were born, I chose to work for myself.
My favorite projects involve new construction and renovations. Designing a home that uniquely fits the owner and/or reimagining spaces to make them more functional fills me with great joy. Each project represents possibility and hope.
I don’t follow trends, instead I focus on the individuals within; how they live and how they want to feel in each room of their home. Good design embraces strong attention to detail, aesthetics, quality materials, rooms that function with purpose, and a finely curated style.
I am a constant learner and stay up to date on innovations to increase the quality of life within each home. We always consider safety, health, accessibility, sustainability and comfort without sacrificing beauty.
If I had to name my super powers, I’d say they are seeing potential in any space and creative problem solving. No matter how hopeless a project may seem in the beginning, the end result is always gratifying.
When I begin a relationship with a new client, I always tell them that building a home or completing a renovation is like going to the gym. You start out with excitement and hope. The project can get hard, messy and frustrations may occur. When all is said and done, the end result makes everything worth it.
As a designer, I’m also part coach, part psychologist and part mentor.
Once you choose to work with me, you can expect:
- 100% commitment to your project.
- A collaborative, positive and inclusive experience.
- Communication that will inform and guide decision making.
- Relevant and innovative design solutions.
- Integrity, transparency and heart.
- A promise to deliver what I know I can.
- A focus on building lifelong client relationships.
- Humor, light heartedness and a can-do attitude.
Fun facts about me:
- I’m a native Texan who relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
- My interest in interior design was shaped by my grandmother, an accomplished self-taught designer, and a 3-story Victorian doll house. To be honest, I think design is part of DNA.
- I received my Interior Design degree from the University of North Texas. After graduating, my first job was with a boutique corporate aircraft interior design firm. Next, I moved into kitchen design and won an award my first year. Those experiences taught me how to get creative and maximize function and detail in small spaces.
- I was also featured on Ripley’s Believe It or Not and published in two different tabloids. You’ll have to ask about that when we talk, if you’re curious.