your aesthetic in one sentence.
My design aesthetic is classic with a timeless appeal.
Tell us about one of
your favorite projects — and why you enjoyed it.
I recently completed a design project for a client who was downsizing
from their family home on the East Side to a condo in Mequon. They
wanted to update their décor to a transitional style while retaining an
antique and fine art collection. I enjoy assisting people in
transitional periods of their lives, whether it is a young family moving
into a larger space or someone like my client who wants a smaller home
and a simpler lifestyle.
I worked closely with my client assessing what they already owned and
how it would work in their open-concept floor plan. We updated the new
interior with classic design elements, custom upholstery and an
interesting mix of patterns. We then layered in their art and antiques
in a fresh, creative way. As a designer, I am always respectful of my
client’s personal style, needs and design preferences. The condo is
comfortable, warm and inviting and represents what my client wished for.
Aside from furniture
and décor, who or what influences or inspires you?
Recently, I spent time in Manhattan and was inspired by the
architecture, restaurants, shops, sights and sounds of New York City. I
love the Kate Spade store and its playful design aesthetic. I recently
used Kate Spade’s new fabric collection in two of my design projects. I
love the fun color palettes, whimsical patterns, and on a personal note,
who doesn’t love the purses and shoes?
Finish this sentence:
Every room needs _____ .
Books. Print books are my favorite accessory, especially antique books
along with a scented candle. An e-reader or tablet on a shelf just isn’t
What is something
that would surprise people to learn about you?
I am a sports enthusiast and love it all — baseball, basketball and
football. I grew up with three brothers and have fond memories of
enjoying sporting events with family.
What are your
favorite Milwaukee-area spots — to dine local, shop local or do local?
I love to dine out with family and friends. My favorite Milwaukee spots
for dining are La Masa Empanada Bar on Brady Street, C-viche in Bay
View, Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar on Humboldt Avenue, Buckley’s on
Cass Street and The Cheel in Thiensville.I love to walk anywhere along
Lake Michigan with my husband. My other favorite local spot is the
Ozaukee Interurban Trail. It is a 30-mile trail through woods, farmland
and historical downtowns. I also enjoy attending art shows and events at
the Cedarburg Cultural Center in downtown Cedarburg.