I was the child who rearranged her mother’s furniture and the teen who sewed her own clothes - because I could always see the possibilities.
Even the smallest, dingiest corners spoke to me. They called out to be turned into havens and power spots. Places to think, be productive, do creative work.
I envisioned dresses and outfits that weren't in stores. Clothes were tools that helped me to take bold next steps - and they had to match my imagination.
My personal wardrobe and my physical environment have always helped me recharge, take back control, and stay focused. They have been my refuge and my support through big changes.
I made simple choices about style to feel the way I wanted - and needed - to feel.
For me, that meant a tool-belt on my hips. Hammer, tape measure, and level in the holsters - and my sewing machine ready to go...undaunted by my big plans and small budget.
Over the years, linoleum floors were ripped up, cabinets rebuilt, and ugly was replaced with charming.
Doorways were sledgehammered into wide arch-ways. Patio bricks were hauled and laid, one by one, so the neighborhood could congregate for marshmallow roasts and my kids could feel community.
A lopsided, three-season porch, with grimy, gray carpet was turned into light-filled, fresh, expansive space for my business.
I opened up possibility for my life by changing how things looked.
Reclaiming sovereignty over our lives requires attaching ourselves to the feeling we really crave, not some fantasy look in a magazine.
This is about owning what we truly, deeply want instead of merely owning furniture or clothes.
True style always comes from and circles back to whatever feels good and right.
When your style aligns with the way you want to feel, it carries you through the unexpected. It cradles you during heartache and pushes you to be who you were meant to be.
This is intentional style, used as a tool to create a life.
You don’t need someone to tell you what lifts you up. You know what inspires you. You know what makes you smile.
You, my friend, are the one and only expert on YOU.
This is why I help people create experiences, not just homes or outfits.
This is your official permission to surround yourself with whatever makes your heart so full that you can’t wait to wake up and get going each morning.
Your home and wardrobe are tools that can inspire your fresh start, a bold move, or simply the next chapter of your same, familiar, happy story.
Working at the iconic corporate brand, Nike, my team created sales environments which changed the direction of retail design.
We created entire experiences for customers.
I bring the marketing lessons I learned working for the big brands down to a personal level, by helping clients create style and spaces which are a true reflection of their own unique, personal brand.
Every choice you make is a reflection of who you are and the experiences you want for yourself and the important people in your life.
Working for the branding giant, Ralph Lauren, taught me how style and spaces can help people experience an aspirational lifestyle.
We designed the retail spaces and chose the clothes for the Polo Shops with this goal specifically in mind - help people feel the way they wanted to feel about themselves.
These days, I help clients make style choices which allow them to feel the way they want to feel.
It's all about knowing what you want - starting with the feeling.
I see your style as an extension of your personality.
Every design or wardrobe project I work on is an opportunity to help someone feel more aligned with what they want to experience.
When your style feels right, it affects every area of your life.
It's so much easier to do your best work, think clearly, relax, unwind, gear up, and show up for the important people in your life.
Getting to know my clients, coaching them to develop their own sense of style, and helping them create the experiences they want to have, is the best part of what I do!
The "5-Step Style Your Room Happy Formula" is the process I use with my clients to create the spaces of their dreams.
This workbook gives you simple exercises for
quick wins and lots of forward progress!
+ bring your vision into focus
+ organize your next steps
+ get happy with your room
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Maybe your life is changing - kids are flying the coop, you're changing jobs, Maybe you're in a new relationship - or maybe it's finally time to do what you've always wanted to do. Or you'd like to just rest and relax into who you've always wanted to be.
If it seems like your style or space aren't aligned with how you want to feel right now - I can help you see possibilities. As a designer and a personal coach, I will guide you to clarity and help you plot your next move with confidence.
A few small shifts can help you feel clear and calm, inside and out.
This isn't about impressing other people - this is about you creating a life you love.
We'll go through your goals together, break down the decisions to be made, and you'll come away with the concrete "next steps" to move forward with confidence.
Your style and space are powerful tools we can use to help you feel the way you want to feel and create the experiences you want to have.
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