Why use a designer?
"Every woman in her secret heart believes herself to be a potential interior decorator, but usually when she gets started, she loses her nerve. She becomes confused by the great variety of material that confronts her when she shops. She loses confidence, becomes timid, and falls back on the drab and mediocre because she is afraid of doing wrong." - excerpt from legendary interior designer Dorothy Draper's 1939 book, Decorating is Fun!
Why shop the trade?
The finest, most edited pieces are available to the trade.
What is your most valued design tip?
Every piece you purchase for your home should have legs--if you can't see using it again ten years down the road, then it's not worth investing in.
What makes your style unique?
Our rooms incorporate a mix of new and antique, traditional and modern, high and low.
Who is your design icon and why?
Robert Couturier. Because he has impeccable, timeless taste.
If you were a piece of furniture, what would you want to be and why?
The love seat. It's a classic piece that can be bought for a first apartment as the main seating option, be moved to your next home and paired with a bigger sofa in a larger living room, and it can sit at the foot of your bed in a master bedroom. Love seats are also fantastic when you're working with a large or oddly shaped living room where it's appropriate to create two or more separate seating
What is your ideal getaway/escape?
For antiquing, Brimfield, MA. For relaxing, Lake Como.
What is your favorite movie set?
Diane Keaton's character's beach house in Something's Gotta Give.