your aesthetic in one sentence.
find myself to be an eclectic mix of tribal, modern, architectural and
organic, (and) I am obsessed with black and white.
Tell us about one of
your favorite projects — and why you enjoyed it.
feel lucky that, in my position as director of design at Warren Barnett,
I can have my hands on and in many different projects daily with our 10
interior designers. Of course, it’s every designer’s dream to be given
free rein with the creative process, which does happen often, but I
truly enjoy working with our clients to achieve a home they are proud to
show off and an environment (where) they feel they can be themselves.
The people are truly what make this business.
Aside from furniture
and décor, who or what influences or inspires you?
am, and have always been, enamored with couture fashion — be it a runway
show or something as simple as the September issue of Vogue. It just
makes me happy. I believe there is a strong correlation between how you
dress yourself and how you dress your home, making every project so
individualized and special.
am also currently so into Kelly Hoppen, an awe-inspiring interior
designer from South Africa who works around the world creating the most
perfect spaces (often seen in Architectural Digest). Kelly has a simple
yet opulent style that inspires me daily.
What are your
favorite Milwaukee area spots — to dine local, shop local or do local?
Locally, I would have to say that AP (All Purpose) delivers time and
time again, making it a favorite restaurant staple. The Outsider at the
new (Kimpton) Journeyman Hotel has amazing cocktails and definitely
added a sexy atmosphere with breathtaking views of the city, which I was
longing for. Shopping-wise, well, Milwaukee is starting to get better.
Faye’s has the best selection of on-trend brands. Lastly, the Calatrava
never gets old to me, especially at sunset in the summer — I think it is
one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture anywhere.
Finish this sentence:
Every room needs _____.
Texture, and an element of surprise.
What is something
that would surprise people to learn about you?
love being outdoors and doing activities outdoors, just as much as I
love good design. After living in Montana for
11 years, (the
outdoors) is my happy place.