Most designers start with things (inventory) when they start a project. My approach is different. Each person has an architectural style within themselves. This is found in the bone structure to muscle mass relationship of the person. Most of my clients will comment when the project is complete, “you understand my tastes better than I do.”

The next style reference on the project is the use of the space. Form follows function. This includes the clients vision. And then, of course, is the architectural style of the structure itself.

stage 1: intake

This is where we discuss what you are looking to create in the space. I will send you questions to help clarify your vision.


Things to think about:

  • what impression do you want people to leave with?
  • what pieces do you want?
  • what do you value about a space?

stage 2: inspiration

This is where we look at the home–it’s foundation, its structure, its bones. It’s not just about making a space beautiful, we also have to make it sound.


Things to think about:

  • When was the home built?
  • What do we need to anticipate?
  • How does the structure limit or open up possibilities?

stage 3: inventory

Now that we know the vision and the foundation–we create!


Things to think about:

  • What do you need me to communicate during the process?
  • Who else needs to be involved in this last stage?