Homes grow and change over the years just as the people who live in them do.

A well designed home is more than coordinated colors and fabrics. Design balances functionality with personal expression. People need to move about easily with plenty of room for friends and private places. No part of your home should go unused or be cordoned off for “special occasions.” Daily routines in your living space are special occasions–whether you spend them alone reading a good book, cooking a meal with dear friends, or taking an afternoon nap.

I get to know my clients by asking questions, listening, and observing how they live. Through years of experience, I am able to quickly get to the core of peoples’ needs sometimes exposing needs they didn’t know they had. Your collections, books on shelves and nightstands, and the insides of closets inspire me. I love designing to the way you personally live.

In the end, we achieve a timeless result that is an expression of who you are.

Native to the Bay Area, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from San Jose State University in 1987. I have worked in the design business ever since. I have learned the complexities of the interior design world- the good, the bad, the ugly and the breathtaking. I was fortunate to have profound learning experiences from John Wheatman of John Wheatman & Associates and as senior designer with Barbara Scavullo Design (BSD) in San Francisco. At BSD I designed and managed projects from Hawaii to Carmel Valley to Connecticut ranging from 1000 to 10,000 square feet in size.

Special thanks to Barbara Scavullo with whom I designed the body of work represented on my website. Anjel Van Slyke for her graphic design brilliance. Matthew Millman, Russel Abrams, Anita Bowen – Photography. Fitzgerald Upholstery fitzgeraldcompany.com for the coolest space ever, Suzie Woodward Morris for her magic and most of all Lisa and Olivia for their love and support.