Most of my projects begin with several ways to get to know the clients, their tastes, and their needs. Through a variety of questionnaires; reviewing images and ideabooks; seeing existing pieces that they love, I can establish clients’ aesthetic preferences and then refine them through my filter as a designer to create the best design plan for them and their space. This project was a bit different though – since it was my own.
When I moved from Manhattan to the Boston area, I rented a lovely apartment in Cambridge. I was eager to put my stamp on my new home, but since I was renting couldn't change the layout, moulding finish or do renovations to the kitchen or bath. That still left me with a lot of opportunities to make the space my own. Through window treatments, light fixtures, floor coverings, and furniture and art, I was able to create a space that truly reflected my contemporary eclectic style.
I love clean lines, but also unique vintage and antique pieces – pieces that have character and tell a story. I love mixing high and low price-points and pieces of different eras and styles. Some of my favorite pieces are ones that I have come to own during my travels or ones that I’ve given new life to that were stellar finds at antique shops or even online retailers. It’s a process that has helped train my editing eye and gave the apartment a finely curated feel. You can read more about some of my favorite pieces and my inspirations for the space in this feature from Boston Home magazine.