Design Philosophy

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I hope browsing this website will be advantageous in the pursuit to create that desired ambiance in your home or work environment. May your imagination be inspired by connecting to old world charm with innovations of the present.

Our engaging world is increasingly becoming more global with inevitable changing technology. As a result of this situation, our personal dwellings need to offer tranquility with visual aesthetic contentment.

Emphasis on color, maximum use of natural light and feng shui principles contribute to achieving harmonious and balanced surroundings.

Throughout history style has been a reflection of the existing socioeconomic conditions of its time. These conditions psychologically influence our design choices. Many expressive views today desire to employ the aphorism of Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more.”

As a designer, I like to encourage the use of sustainable products and organic materials. An accent or the focus of a room can be a beautiful antique, which is eco-friendly without emission of harmful gases or chemicals into the atmosphere.


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IMG_1002A present concern of mine is being more involved with the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED (Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design). Also, I would like to focus on innovative structures to facilitate storage needs.

A welcoming atmosphere liberated from excessive objects can enhance anyone’s life. Having the space to allow for storage would assist with maintaining an environment conducive to a pleasurable decor. As quoted from William Morris: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Many of our lives are so inspired by our pets. Special as they are, they need to feel attention in their living spaces as well. I know my Yorkie, Britt, whom I had for almost 18 years was very particular in regard to his possessions and the areas considered for him.

As my age group is in the Baby Boom Generation, it will have a major influence on design needs. I know we do not want our living spaces and necessary objects to reflect an elderly lifestyle. I hope more progress will be made in design to enhance the lives of the elderly and handicapped population.

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