Children's spaces free of trends and commercially driven products is important to me. I am not militant about this but simplicity and the influence of rainbows and nature goes a long way in children's environments. Pre-teen spaces are especially enjoyable to design when the child has a developing sense of the person they are growing into. Found elements such as vintage paint by numbers, crafted by hand details, children's art showcased, and the right balance of editing and organization keeps things realistic when designing environments for kids.
Styling - for a brand photography shoot or a personal intimate space is always about generating a story. There is narrative in every image. How can a space be captivating? Textures, lighting, scent, a mixture of old and new or simply the right amount of color is what I inspire each space to achieve. Moments can be captivating and that is why every home or business should have several waiting to be found within.
Staging and styling spaces is about curating mood, evoking memories, and presenting a fresh perspective…a fresh view.
before & after
Before and after process images are a narrative that tells the tale of the client's needs, the needs of the space, and goals we all had as a team. I love design and the design process, problem solving is my favorite part of my job! No space is ever 'easy' or without challenges, that is what makes this so rewarding!!
Before and After
Small or large transformations make a huge impact of life and lifestyle of residential spaces, the Marie Kondo process is usually an applied art I use with clients to de-clutter and rethink their space.
This massive Ardmore Mansion needed de-cluttering, months of clean out and organization before we could refinish the floors, repaint exterior and interior, evaluate the scope of work and set her up for the real estate market.
Projects like this are very intimate with clients as well as the goals for preparing a home for public preview/ staging and real estate.
Re-painted interior and exterior, de-cluttered, organization, all new furnishings and remodeled.
Re-painted, remodeled, de-cluttered, organization
Transformation of an underutilized space within a large restaurant into a small boutique market. Re-painted, all new finishes, new zinc counters, painted stone fireplace, designed and painted all new furnishings as well as accessories and decor. Full build out
Siry Kitchen Remodel
Large formal home with an outdated kitchen, clients wanted a bright and modern kitchen that fit in with the rest of the home. A fully gutted space and all new wood floors/ finishes/ custom island and all custom cabinets brought a new fresh hub to this home.
small and mighty
Each year I give myself time to learn new trades and skills. This keeps my brain sharp and my toolbox full of skill sets. Materials and processes are my favorite thing to research and learn, for example: dying fibers with natural plant dyes, sealing tile and grout, glazing ceramics, finishing wood and wallpapering walls. In addition to materials and processes there is always a new trick up my sleeve with growing houseplants, weaving, casting, and making things with my hands to bring to clients as well as my personal mind medicine.