I grew up in Southern California and then attended the University of Arizona. I studied marketing and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business. This adventure called life brought us to the Netherlands from 2002-2006 for a business opportunity.
Living as an expat in Europe was a unique and incredible experience. We were able to travel extensively and I found a deeper appreciation and interest in architecture and design. Upon returning to the states, I decided to explore my interest and attend the Interior Design Program at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. I found it incredibly valuable to get a solid knowledge and understanding of classic design principles and space planning. I started abode interior design in 2013. It has become a wonderful way to deliver my creativity and passion for functional and beautiful design while helping a wide spectrum of clients get the results they desire.
A major part of my talent is to put my client's needs at the center of all projects, and to bring my energy, enthusiasm and expertise to make the process fun and less stressful. I trained as a True Color Expert with Maria Killam and use her system of Understanding Undertones to help clients navigate the right color palette for their interiors and exteriors. We use local and online sources, as well as to-the-trade vendors and resources, to find an interesting mix of fabrics, materials, furnishings, art and accessories to make each space special.
At abode interior design our goal is to collaborate with each client and help move them through the design process in the most efficient way possible with the most desirable results. We respect our clients' individuality, they value our work, and WE LOVE what WE do!
You probably have a bunch of ideas for your home or office. Fundamentally though, you want to know IF your ideas are right for your space and if they are not, you want to know WHY! Hiring a professional Interior Designer gives you objective opinions based on what is current, what products are available, how to mix old with new, and so on. Many people make decisions based on their likes, dislikes and price without taking into consideration what really works best for their home or office. If you feel stuck or simply don't have the time to get the results you want, contact us for a consultation.