Where do you feel most inspired?
In my studio, on a bright, sunny day, after spending time with other artists in the community.
How would you describe your personal style?
I prefer organic colors and textures, and that tends to come through in my art and design, as well as in my home. I think it's important to add in subtle details when I can, as these often help express a feeling or show an appreciation for the nuances of a project.
What makes a home beautiful?
A home is beautiful when it is thoughtful. The objects that you display tell your story, and when placed in a meaningful way, can have an impact on guests and also be a reminder to you and your family about memories and what's truly important.
What do you love most about being an artist?
Art allows you to appreciate the little things, it is diverse, and when we look around, it is all around us. It is a privilege to help people express who they are or communicate a message.
What is your most prized possession?
In elementary school, a teacher traveled to Czechoslovakia and brought me a set of wooden stacking toys in the shape of people. I have kept these with me ever since!
On what items do you scrimp?
Nice clothing and upholstery. I have two young boys, and unfortunately have learned that the hard way!
On what items do you splurge?
Old furniture. I think antiques are unique and typically very high quality. I love to incorporate an old piece or put it to new use, whether in my own home or for my friends' or family. If I am lucky, I find a note or letter in a drawer, a reminder of its history.
What's your favorite travel destination?
I love the stories within old neighborhoods or businesses. I enjoy traveling to the East Coast, as history is all around you.