People think design careers are all about style, taste, and a special “eye” for aesthetics. That’s important, but there’s so much more required to create successful projects.
I’m fortunate that my path to design has been a circuitous one. While I’ve always been passionate about home design, my education is in engineering. There I learned the discipline of project management in the aerospace field, where perfection is the only acceptable result. I later worked in package design at Starbucks, where I discovered the art of balancing technical requirements with creative goals. I also managed a furniture store where I found a way to blend customer service with creativity, increasing sales 300%.
But perhaps the most important skill I have developed on my path is listening. And that’s the basis of my design practice today. I consider a project successful when you get what you want. I will give you my honest input on what will work best to help you achieve your goals, but I never forget that we’re working on your home; not mine, not one in a design magazine.
My entire body of experience — design, project management, and customer service — helps me provide you with great ideas then execute them to perfection. And hopefully, in a manner that’s as much fun for you as it is for me.
My interior design, decorating, and real estate staging practice serves Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Kingston, Silverdale, Bremerton, and Port Orchard, and Kitsap County.