My style is somewhat eclectic, bordering on formal but with a comfortable feel. I lean toward light colors, mixing neutrals with earthy materials--burlap, distressed furniture--contrasted with more refined materials such as cherry/mohogany, mirror, crystal, and glass...often with a touch of a coastal feel. I tend to lean toward a mixture of traditional (applying a twist), highlighted with some unexpected contemporary pieces--but achieving a very streamlined, striking appearance. I like the end result to be a home that feels like it has been a collection of furnishings over time, rather than bought off the page of a magazine. I have a passion for doing something "different". I am very apt to use existing materials and furnishings, but in a completely unconventional way, giving a unique feel to the home.
My exterior style tends to lean toward classical, bordering on formal, with an overall consistent design and flow. This would include hedges, flower gardens, and focal points in interesting places...and old urn, a statue, a path, and soft landscape lighting.
I love to refinish old furniture, add new knobs, paint it, distress it, do something to make it stand out. I've used old shutters to make a cabinet to hide a tv. On canvas, painted what I need to complete what I envision in a room. Built desks. Painted the inside of lamp shades to coordinate with fabrics. Made decorations for weddings, designed the logo, and coordinated the theme.