I am thrilled to share that a very special project, our home in Washington, DC was recently featured in Home & Design Magazine. Like most designers’ homes, this was not only a long term project of collecting and perfecting but is a true reflection of my style and design aesthetic. Whether it is described as modern classicism or new traditional, the essence of my work centers around an admiration of the past paired with a modern simplicity. Texture, layered pieces, a soothing palette, flowing fabrics, comfortable furniture, found objects and unique elements collected on my travels fill each space to create our own urban refuge. You can read the full article here on Home & Design.
Classical Modern Mix
Trust me, I love wandering through the period rooms at the Met. I find it fascinating to see how the rooms and furniture were arranged and to envision how the rooms were used in the past. However in the 21st century, with regards to interiors, nothing inspires me more then a space that has a foot in the past and one in the future. A truly classical modern mix! For example, I find the juxtaposition of a Cy Twombly or Lucio Fontana painting hanging above an intricate, neoclassical console table to be really exciting. Or a large scale Anish Kapoor sculpture floating on 18th century boiserie. Its that tension and the relationship between the two that create the intrigue for me. I have included some of my favorite interiors, and people, that reflect such an approach. A perfect marriage of past and present!
Spring has to be my all time favorite season! Its when all of my favorite colors are bursting forth. When I think of Spring I think of pale pastels. The soft purples of wisteria, the pinks and ivory whites of dogwood, azaleas and rhododendron, the perfection of peonies and the variations of yellows in daffodils. They are all my happy colors!