I have a curiosity about how others go about solving problems, see the world, and the diversity of what bring joy to each of us. I love incorporating unique aspects of those personalities into each design. Including elements of this journey into finished design is where I find particular passion. I lead with questions and understand the value of true collaboration and getting to the root of how a space can best perform for the client.
I gain tremendous inspiration from the environment around me, and pay particular attention to how an interior space relates to the exterior and surrounding setting. Nature provides me with endless insight for color schemes and balanced designs. It exemplifies harmony and when mirrored in an interior, can make it come alive, creating a dynamic relationship with the user of the space.
I utilize tools like CAD, Sketchup, hand sketching, design literature, and travel throughout my design process. My time living in Rome, Italy strengthened my appreciation for the balance of old and new, while being raised in Oak Park, Illinois, fostered my love for organic architecture. My goal is to foster genuine relationships, being present and flexible through the design process, to create spaces that provide a sense of comfort, harmony, and happiness.