1. What inspires you when you begin a design scheme?
I look at the underlying color scheme that is carried through a home and then try to play from that palette.
I might use a brighter version of the home’s basic color or use several shades of it in the same room.
2. What is the best accessory to complete a room?
Fresh Flowers, branches, leaves and plants finish a room. Fruits and vegetables are great too
3. The secret to styling a mantel?
Choose objects you love and rearrange them until they are harmonious. It should never be completely symmetrical or matching.
4. Designer pet peeve?
Too many knick-knacks. You must edit your space all the time.
5. Without fail design hint that you have learned over your career?
You must mix many different types of textures within a space in order to create visual interest. Nothing is more flat than using one type of fabric or material within the same room.
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