Architecture and design are my passion. As a designer, visual interest is created using contrast and repetition. Color, texture, material, cultural influence and placement all influence design.

Include pieces that accentuate your personality and style.

My style is inspired by cultures throughout the world. I include items that I’ve both purchased on my travels and in my favorite boutiques. But I also find integrate furniture and accessories from some of my favorites chain stores as Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Resoration Hardware, Z Gallerie and West Elm.

In the entry hall below, I combined pieces using earthen elements and tones. Smooth, metalic-finished ceramics and a dark, polished mirrored bench are grouped with contrasting rough surfaces of light wood and wicker and velvet-textured textiles.

New pieces integrate with antique treasures. I especially love the ornate, metal gate which anchors the items and provides a unique, textural backdrop. Pieces are positioned to emphasize the gradual rise of the gracefully curving staircase.

I adore global design. In this corner niche, elements are grouped and layered for interest. African ebony candlesticks harmonize with the Asian-influenced hammered brass platter and gracefully curved ceramic urns. These pieces combine for visual movement and balance.

Design with a sense of pride. Maintain space free of clutter to provide clarity of mind and contribute to a look of distinction. Display charished items. Eliminate excess.

Allow your space to radiate your ideal self.

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