Interior design encompasses everything from the materials on walls and floors, to a composition of decor and furnishings in a room, and everything in-between. Interiors historically evolved from architecture, not as an independent discipline, and I find an efficient synergy continuing a project from the architectural design into interiors. The physical flow of space, impact of the roofline and ceilings, lighting design, and definition of built-ins, all specified during architecture, define the interior. Trimwork, colors, flooring, and light fixtures continue the specification in the interior design phase. A rough furnishing plan is often presented during the architectural phase, but is elaborated into a detailed plan, and accompanied with proposed pieces and swatches. According to the client’s availability and direction, this process can be deeply collaborative or a single presentation containing the proposed pieces and palette. Approved selections are purchased, tracked, and managed until completion.
The process is kept transparent and supported with tear sheets, idea boards, sketches, models, purchasing lists, spec sheets, etc., to smoothly bridge earliest inspirations and hopes with final results. While I frequently tackle whole home projects, from concept to permitted plans to full interior design, I also enjoy working on smaller interior projects. I consider every project an opportunity to bring joy and clarity to a home, with the goal of lasting, timeless design. In addition to standard interior applications of color, light, texture, and layout, I consider practicalities of storage, organization, usage patterns, and competing/changing needs to deeply inform my approach.