I draw inspiration from practically the entire world around me! The beautiful natural environment of Southern California, the dramatic skyline of New York City, the beautiful and spare designs of the luxury boutiques where my clients shop contrasted with a rich tapestry of eclectic street styles. Aesthetically, I also draw inspiration from fashion and art and functionally, I draw inspiration from interior design, architecture and even science. I try to simultaneously see the beauty of a place or thing as well as its imposed or self-created order and organization. Color, texture, views and sense of space and place can be derived from any inspiring thing and then incorporated into a setting intended for a specific purpose—in my case, a closet. Fashion and function are always equally integral in my projects.
I draw my inspirations for my work from many places. Like many designers, I look at other creative fields to inspire me such as interior decorating, furniture designs, and architecture. But truly, Madeleine Vionnet, Christobel Balenciaga, and Geoffrey Beene are three iconic designers that I deeply appreciate and try to emulate. They are renown for their designs and skills in the art of the patterns and cuts. They made simply complex clothes that resonate elegance and sophistication. They will always be my inspirations.
When I begin a project I look to two key components for inspiration: the architecture of the home and the personality of the homeowner. Understanding both is essential when creating a cohesive space. My style is rich, detailed and welcoming. Most of the furnishings for our projects are custom made and I find inspiration in the talents of the wonderful artisans we work with.