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In a nutshell, my professional career began with an education in interior design, advanced to residential work in San Francisco and looped me back in New England where I have been nerding out as the space planning and interiors manager at Harvard Business School. A thousand design internships, a healthy addiction to this old house and home renovation in my genes, have placed me here.
I love all aspects of design from home staging to renovations and custom design work. I don’t feel entitled, your grandmother’s hutch can work somewhere and I believe that your person style should be the driving force. I just happen to know where to get everything, how to put it together, and how to manage those pesky perturbances along the way. 10 years in interiors on top of a life time of passion is how I approach each project.
Interior design also includes things Pinterest doesn’t care about such as, specifying, space planning, and programming; I do these things as well. Also, I am a LEED AP so I like the earth but if you’re not into crunchy granola, I hear that.
My creative career began at Boston University where I focused on Graphic Design and Art History, then led me to receive a Master’s degree in Interior Design from the School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston. Shortly after, I received my LEED AP credentials and collaborated with a local Urban Planner and Architect on a sustainable project in Braintree, MA studying energy possibilities and drafting multi-unit layouts for the building’s rehabilitation. From there, my professional career took me to San Francisco where I continued working in residential design, eventually becoming the Senior Designer for Arthur McLaughlin and Associates. In 2014, I moved back to Boston to be closer to friends and family and take a job as the Space Planning and Interiors Manager at Harvard Business School. Currently, I work out of Boston but my strong connection to New Hampshire’s Upper Valley has me crossing borders regularly (and thus finding great new shops and resources all around New England!).
From home staging, to renovations and custom design work, there is no aspect of the process that I don’t enjoy. My individual style is derived from the space that I am working in. Modern, eclectic, and traditional are ways of describing certain qualities but understanding the architecture and adding a personal touch is what deems a design successful. We’ll come up with a vision and then plan how to accomplish your goals. There’s no ego or agenda (your grandmother’s hutch can work somewhere) and I believe that your personal style should be the driving force.