“I love my office gallery wall, especially because I framed a crayon scribble of my daughter’s and hung her first paintings on canvas.” Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse; J.Crew cardigan; Mother “The Looker” jeans; capiz shell pendant, West Elm; acrylic chair and fur, IKEA.
Does your personal style correspond at all to your home décor?
I am married to a contemporary architect, a fact that I actually think has helped me keep our home décor a bit more tempered than I might if I lived alone. I’m always shocked that he has let me run with it, but I want to be respectful of his taste. I’ve tried to keep it more modern, I think.
“My office is my creativity hub, definitely inspired by my fave, Kelly Wearstler. The 1970s brass étagère and mushroom lamps were thrift store scores.”
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Does being a graphic designer influence the way you decorate?
I didn’t realize it at first, but yes, definitely! I find that I am attracted to iconic pieces and patterns. And I have quite a collection of design and fashion books because I realized that I need to be surrounded by high-end brands that continue to do a stellar job maintaining their image and brand integrity. Their success doing so makes me feel more stylish for my clients.
“I collect favorite packaging examples and logos for projects. These inspired my own gold foiled business cards, as well as the current blush-and-gold brand I’m creating.”
“Our master bedroom was the first space where I let myself go a little glam, because it should be sexy and dramatic!” Tufted headboard, Target; Kelly Wearstler for Sferra “Raked Sand” duvet set; fur shams and throw, Pottery Barn; crystal block lamps, Williams-Sonoma Home; canvas art, Z Gallerie.
What inspires your vision for a room, and how do you turn that vision into a reality?
It’s a process! It usually starts with one piece, and evolves from there. My living room has been the most difficult room for me — I’ve done several boards, collected various inspiration images, and have tried out countless pillow configurations (most of which now reside in our ‘pillow graveyard’ as my husband calls it). I find that the most successful rooms have been those that I haven’t overthought and second-guessed.