I am inspired by nature, art, architecture, style, culture, and the colors, patterns, textures and geometries that make the visual and material world such a delight to experience. By nature I am a minimalist and a modernist – "less is more." But at the same time I enjoy playing with historic and culturally influenced styles and motifs – "less is a bore." My spaces reflect personality and place, and are as current as they are evocative of the past.
I always begin a project by sketching: a layered process of "thinking aloud on paper" which straddles the line between my education in Architecture and my practice as an interior designer. My focus is on interior architecture and furnishings for residential and hospitality projects, and my projects along the California coast range from the renovation of a historic 1922 Spanish Colonial in Sea Cliff, to a landmark mid-century townhouse in San Francisco's Russian Hill, to a sustainable hotel in the redwoods of Big Sur. My work has been published in Interiors, California Homes, California Home and Design, and The San Francisco Chronicle. The Glen Oaks Big Sur hotel project received Hospitality Design Magazine's award for creative achievement for Green/Sustainable hotel of the year and has appeared in Sunset, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, The New York Times Style Magazine, and the Today Show on NBC.