I am passionate about designing creative spaces. Through an eclectic lense, I aim to create environments that are beautifully unique, inspiring and personal. I receive the most creative joy from working with what a space already has, and I thrive off of typical design challenges such as small spaces and limited budgets. I believe everyone is seeking their own sanctuary, and that we could all prosper with less distractions aimed at finding them and more opportunities to make them.
I am inspired daily and in turn- my own environments and design style are constantly evolving. I am drawn to bohemian-luxe rooms that tell a story, but I also enjoy the minimalism and functionality of a clean, modern feel. I like to feel refreshed through the use of light and airy textures and colors, but it's my tendency toward the intense and unexpected that makes the space I'm working with come alive. I am almost always able to see the bigger picture before styling a space, and even though a loose blueprint for design may exist- I've learned to trust my intuition.
My own personal sanctuary style reflects a sort of wanderlust, and I love incorporating pieces (art, fabric, treasured outdoor market finds, etc) I've collected from my travels to create depth and character to a space. When I envision a sanctuary, a sacred and unique domain, my vision always has an element of escape. A sanctuary must be a place worthy of a permanent "staycation", and I work hard to achieve this feeling in any space, no matter the function.
Throughout my own journey in making sanctuary, I've learned a few things. There are not many people who have the luxury of starting totally over when feathering their nests, and even fewer who actually want to. An extra pair of eyes and a little creativity can transform ANY space, and believe it or not- a complete life-change can start with something as simple as hanging a Target framed mantra above a fresh bowel of peonies.
Somehow I've been lucky enough to hone a skill I still struggle to believe isn't universally innate, and with each moment of clarity and connection I may find in this creative pursuit, my hope remains that the product will always reflect my grateful heart.