Why use a designer?

A designer—or design team in our case—brings a vision and collective experience to the client that they would not have on his or her own. We have the unique ability to interpret, organize, and prioritize a client’s design intention so that we can all begin to speak the same language.

Why shop the trade?

Admission to a world of customizable options.

What is your most valued design tip?

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and when you feel that decisions are being made for you, that the style of a room is taking on a life of its own like a ball of snow collecting and aggregating as it rolls down a hill, let go and follow the momentum.

What makes your style unique?

A fusion of two approaches, one from an architect and the other from an interior designer.

Who is your design icon and why?

Piet Boon for palette, proportion and subtle detailing; Steven Volpe for his sculptural eclectic mix.

Who is your favorite fashion designer?

Martin Margiela for his incredibly unique deconstruction of seemingly random materials and objects, reconstructing them into cohesive garmets, an approach highly appropriate to interiors as well.

What is your ideal getaway/escape?

Madrid, followed by Marbella, with a hint of Naoshima.

What is your favorite movie set?

The eyes of Laura Mars—overwhelming and overdone 1970s high glam Manhattan to a T—tone on tone neutral palette, metal detailing, Springer, it all fits the plot like a tight suede and cashmere driving glove.

Name three things you cannot live without:

Farrow and Ball paint deck, sunglasses, sketchbook