I have been the owner of my own interior design firm for more than thirty years.
A client once said when you walk into one of the homes that I have designed it feels like the rooms have always been that way. In other words my rooms feel lived in. They are colorful and cozy and express with style, the interests and personality of the family living there. I emphasize function first and then create a space that enhances what is already happening in that space. I love to create custom built-ins which add a wonderful dimension to a room while giving you exactly the storage you need. I also believe it is very important to include the client in the entire design process, guiding them through from the initial floor planning stage, to the color scheme and the furniture, fabrics and other selections. In addition I work with an incredibly talented group of craftsman who ultimately make the creative vision a reality in your home. Whether you just need a chair reupholstered or an entire renovation, I bring the same amount of energy and service to each job.
I began my education at Northwestern University where they offered interior design courses. I decided to major in art history instead, and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, from where I graduated magna cum laude in 1977. Continuing my interior design education with a degree from The Parsons School of Design in 1979, I then passed my NCIDQ exam in 1983 and have been a professional ASID member ever since.
I run a full service interior design business managing all aspects of the project from the planning stages to the completed installation. I have completed projects from a Park Avenue apartment in New York City to many homes in Westchester and Fairfield counties.
I believe in working within a client's budget and getting the most a client can for that money. There is no initial consultation fee, but there is an initial design fee that is then credited to your final invoice.