your aesthetic in one sentence.
tend to lean toward modern/minimalist spaces. I also
have a bohemian flair with a love of anything vintage.
Tell us about one of
your favorite projects — and why you enjoyed it.
Just recently I was asked to work on a master bedroom project in a new
lakefront home. The home was very modern with perfect taste, and the
design/finishes for the closet fit beautifully within the home. It was a
huge success — the client was thrilled. We then collaborated on four
additional spaces, and I was able to play with textures and finishes
that really pushed my design limit. The outcome was amazing
closet/living spaces that are just as beautiful as they are functional.
The best part of that project is that I now have a new friend and client
Aside from furniture
and décor, who or what influences or inspires you?
Water is a huge inspiration in my life. I grew up in California and have
a natural gravitation to water and waves, as they are calming and
serene. Milwaukee has a great waterfront, and Lake Country, where I
live, is another amazing gem with lake and water influences.
Finish this sentence:
Every room needs _____ .
Some greenery or plants. They really do bring a room to life. I don’t
have a green thumb by any means, but succulents are quite easy to take
What is something
that would surprise people to learn about you?
I have a finance
degree. The design business (and) California Closets found me 12 years
ago by way of my sister-in-law, who had hired California Closets to work
on some projects and thought I’d be perfect (to work there). It was such
a perfect match for me, and I haven’t gone back to number-crunching
What are your
favorite Milwaukee-area spots?
My go-to spots are the Riverside (Theater), (The) Pabst Theater or The
Rave for any kind of live music. The (Historic) Third Ward, especially
the (Milwaukee) Public Market, is a great place to walk around and shop