Design & Decorating


Building a new home is exciting and daunting at the same time.  I will help you navigate all the decisions needed to be made regarding finishes like tile, stone, flooring, paint, wallpaper, lighting, and kitchen and bath fixtures needed during construction. I will make sure every detail is considered and every selection is in line with your design goals.

Maybe you’re looking to make a few updates to an existing home by remodeling a bathroom, kitchen or finish-out a basement. It can be a challenge to mix old and new structural changes and updates but I can help make the smart design decisions so the improvements work with the existing home design style.

You may simply be looking to update interior furnishings in a few key rooms. I’ll help navigate the overwhelming array of choices for furniture, rugs, accessories, window coverings, and lighting by presenting options that meet your style and budget. I will handle every detail so you don’t have to saving you the time and aggravation of dealing with the details on your own. Together we’ll create welcoming rooms that highlight the architectural elements of your home with warmth and personality. 

I am dedicated to creating thoughtful interiors that meet your aesthetic and functional goals as well as your budget. My design approach considers three important elements that when brought together create beautiful rooms that are both comfortable and inviting.

1. color, texture, light, and style – how the mind visually sees and understands these elements, and how they come together in a room.

2. layout, scale, and proportion – how the human body naturally functions in a room, spacial flow, and the physical relationship between items.

3. emotional connections – the feelings you get every time you enter the room, the connection you have to the individual components as well as the overall concept.

Design Process

I understand the importance of being personally involved with every project, so I will see your project through every aspect from beginning to end.

initial consultation – this is our first meeting to discuss your project and get to know each other.  We’ll go over the project scope and discuss design details and preferences. We’ll also go over budget, timing, design fees, and expectations.  

style boards – I’ll prepare a collection of inspiration images that reflect the style preferences and overall look discussed at the consultation. These images are a visual representation that we will go over in depth to determine your likes and dislikes. I will use these style boards to create the design direction.

fixtures & furniture proposals  I will present precise product selections that reflect the design direction and stay within the budget. This is when it gets real as these are real products with real pricing and delivery times. As proposals are approved I will finalize orders with suppliers and oversee deliveries.

site visits & installations  depending on the project scope, I will check in on work progress done by contractors to ensure important details are not overlooked.  I will oversee any large furniture orders that may require warehouse delivery and storage on your behalf to make sure the installation goes smoothly.

These are just a few key elements of the design process. There are many more touch points that we will discuss during the consultation.

I thoroughly enjoy working on a variety of projects and would welcome the opportunity to work with you. Whether you’re building, remodeling, furnishing, or simply in need of a professional point of view I can help. Please call 214-577-3927 or email to book a consultation or for more information.