Passion for design has given me opportunities to utilize my
knowledge and enthusiasm in far greater ways than I would have ever thought
possible when I graduated with my degree in interior design.
For over 25 years, I have been designing and decorating
homes for clients. My philosophy is to draw upon the personality of the client
and create for them a highly personal home that addresses their wants and
needs. It is important the finished
product reflects my client’s personality, not mine My role is that of gentle guide.
& Product Designer
As creative director for a manufacturer, I’ve translated
clients’ ideas into products. As well as
designing new product lines, I have overseen their fabrication at the factory
Writing design articles gives me a forum in which to express
my opinions and theories on design in a more detailed format. As a writer, my
goal is to educate readers about design.
My goal is to show how good design can improve the daily lives for those
who may find it intimidating or even superfluous.
In addition to monthly articles and design columns for
magazines and newspapers, I have also had the opportunity to write voice-over
scripts for several shelter televsion shows.
I authored a DIY tablescaping how-to book, Centerpieces through the Year.
Design Teaching & Speaking
As a lecturer, I have taught design classes at the Fashion
Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles. These included Human Factors in Design and
My fervor for design and decorating, has put me in front of
the camera as well. I have appeared on
numerous shelter design television shows demonstrating DIY design projects and
discussing my decorating and design theories.