I think your home should be your refuge - a place of comfort and calm. To achieve this, I like to really get to know my clients. I watch and ask a lot of questions: Who lives here? What are their personalities? How do they use the space? Is entertaining important? Access to outside? What do they really love?
There are lots of moving parts when you're designing and I've always liked the challenge of putting it all together with thoughtful consideration.
This love of gathering probably started on antique buying trips with my mom. Years later, I took that love with me to New York City where I worked at Yew Tree House Antiques and apprenticed with Keller Henderson Interiors. But I'm a Texan, and eventually moved back to Austin to begin interior design work with Jean Marc Fray Antiques and then later, helping Whit Hanks open Hemisphere and design his wedding and event destination, Camp Lucy.
There has been a running theme throughout my career: antiques and the stories that come with them. The juxtaposition of architecturals and furnishings with new and familiar gathered objects is so exciting to me. It gives such warmth to your space.