Is there a palette you are particularly drawn to?
I spent the first 25 years of my life being an absolute blue person but something changed and all of a sudden I became a green person. I wish I could say that is was a call to the environment but I do not think that is the case. Emerald green, pea green, lime green, I love them all and they continue to find a way into my design, project after project.
Did you decorate your childhood room?
I did not decorate my childhood room but I do think it inadvertently had an influence on my style. I remember having a white bamboo type twin headboard with a lime green comforter that had some sort of white bamboo motif going on. Now as an adult, I am bamboo crazy and as the question before testifies, pretty crazy about green. All good things come back around and I think I am currently embracing "my childhood room!"
What can't you live without?
I cannot live without my husband, my daughter, my dog, my design books and my magazines. All of these things combined make for a messy home but a home that is mine all mine!
Who are your mentors or influences as a designer?
My mentors in design are Ralph Harvard in NYC and Michael Carter in Boston. My first design job was working for Ralph as a mere 25 year old pup having just moved to NYC. Ralph taught me the ropes but also introduced me to the architectural and historical side of design. Michael is the only person I worked for in Boston and he taught me so much about the client relationship. Being kind and understanding goes a long way. Sometimes you forget that people are putting a lot of trust and money in your hands to make the place where they eat and sleep special. Lastly, I am really in love with design by Mary McDonald these days. Her work gives me inspiration to go out there and create something FABULOUS!