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o evolve in design means to be open to inspiration and information. I strive to create environments that are clean, calm and current, but a bit out of the ordinary. I design spaces that are fresh, yet will last for generations. I make rooms that are beautiful, have design integrity and introduce something new and unique. I like to make spatial changes that inform a home or office with design, sound, lighting and the most updated, seamless technology. It should be a place that delights the senses and delivers updated design without overwhelming the senses. Architectural design, furniture layouts, elevations and floor plans begin the process of interior design. Accessories, art, whimsical fabrics, fresh paints, wallpaper and furniture then stimulate the senses and create a room that feels alive. Everything must be refined, comfortable and functional. The process is a collaborative experience with my clients. All projects are unique and fluid, and will evolve and improve along the way. My client’s space is always in motion, and my job is to make it a happy place. What could be better! I love what I do and how my clients enjoy their newly decorated spaces.


Evolve My interior design showroom and retail shop in Westport, CT, opened four years ago in a railroad-style building, with its focal point a view of the Saugatuck River. The showroom has evolved tremendously from its original state of bare white walls and cold cement floors to a space with modern Italian porcelain floors, wool and silk custom handmade rugs, and custom cabinets and built-ins. Each room is a different vignette: The front room of the shop is filled with home furnishings and one-of-a-kind objects and art— a collector’s sanctuary. The middle room features blue and white built-ins that house my tools of the trade, and also exhibit one-ofkind pieces of jewelry and accessories. The back room is my kitchen showroom. On display are sinks, faucets and some natural stone and quartz. Here, international organic foods are kept and then cooked in my kitchen on state-of-the-art appliances from Aitoro Appliance & Electronics and Clarke Kitchen Appliances, both in Norwalk. Brands include Gaggenau, Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero. Each month we hold catered art openings and events in my showroom, and demonstrate new trends in design. My neighbor is an art gallery called X.PO.ZUR. I helped in its design, and the owner and artist Mark Krueger helps me find one-of-a-kind pieces of art to include in my design clients’ spaces.


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