Design Philosophy


Most people ask, “Why a Masters Degree in Interior Design?” It seemed like a natural extension of my Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles and also served to meld my academics with my work experience. Between my degree work I taught Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education, worked as an Interior Designer in the US, Brazil and Venezuela, raised two sons, developed a collection of South American primitive art and learned to speak Portuguese.I love my work. I meet fascinating people and thrive on the research, the creative process, and the problem solving. Watching the project come to life for the client is always immensely satisfying. Since receiving my Masters, I have worked with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, Cape Cod and New York. 


In 1985, I started my San Francisco-based business with clear goals: build a client base, teach and write about Interior Design and participate in Community Service projects. My wish list has been met and surpassed. I’ve been fortunate to work with a diverse clientele and within an even wider range of Design needs.

I’ve taught at the Fashion Institute of Design, SFSU and guest lectured at UC Berkeley. I’ve written for Inside Magazine and been published in Options Magazine, the Richmond Review, IS Magazine, Marina Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. My Community Service projects include the Richmond Hills Family Center, Lowell High School Faculty-Staff Lounge, Festival of Trees for Oakland’s Children’s Hospital and the Canon Barcus Community House.

I am a past Board Member of both ASID (Community Service Chair) and Philanthropy By Design (Volunteer Chair). I’ve been a dealer of Antiques and Collectibles since 1995. My clients are very pleased to defray some redecorating costs by having an outlet in which to sell their 50's vanity, 30's dining room table or American pottery collection.