Coffee or Tea:
Definitely Coffee. My favorite order is the “Dirty Chai Latte” from on West Alabama, that place is awesome!
If Would You Describe Your Personal Design Style to be?
I like to mix and match pieces quite a bit, but if I had to label my style it’s Boho Chic with a touch of Contemporary.
If You Weren’t a Designer You Would be a:
Egyptologist, hence the subject of my favorite book! If I wasn’t required to learn German and French I would have definitely considered choosing a career in Egyptology. I have always been so fascinated in the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture.
[/ezcol_1half_end] [ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end] Favorite book:
Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred
Three Things Every House Needs to be a Home:
2. Good Music
3. Laughter (with loving people)[/ezcol_3quarter_end]
What Inspired You to Become a Designer?
About half way through my undergrad I realized I enjoyed my minor, Art History, a LOT more than my major, Communications. I knew then I needed to rethink my future career. After I graduated I went back to school to study interior design.
[ezcol_2third]Favorite Item Recently Installed:
We just installed an amazing custom piece in one of our client’s home office. It is a large scale storage unit with a natural maple finish, and it’s absolutely stunning! (See image to the right)
What are Your Go-To Colors for design?
There’s a range – anywhere between a cool gray to a warmer taupe as my general go-to colors. I like to incorporate pops of color, teal for example, is awesome!
[/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end][/ezcol_1third_end]When Talking About Trends:
END IT: Antiqued mirror finishes (on furniture)
LOVE IT: Lucite. Right when I think I am tired of it someone reinvents it and I fall in love all over again.
[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]WANT MORE OF IT: A wider variety of wood veneer furniture. During my last job at a commercial design firm, we collaborated with a custom millworker to create several custom pieces for our clients. I saw exquisite pieces, in various wood veneers with large scale wood grains, all very distinctive. Can you imagine this wood (see image below) being the inset of a dining table or cabinet fronts?! I would love to incorporate this type of look into residential spaces more often.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]