Good press is always appreciated, but great word of mouth is how I’ve gotten most of my work. And whether it’s celebrity clients, like Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi, Meg Ryan, Conan O’Brien, Nita and Bob Seger, and Tracey and Jon Stewart—or the many other homeowners from all walks of life who have entrusted me with the design of their residences—chances are they got my name and number after they went to a party at a friend’s home and asked, “Who is your decorator?”
My projects typically range in style and location: I’ve decorated everything from a London townhouse to a penthouse in Charleston and a New York loft. My clients, too, run the gamut—some have a home full of kids, and others are single. Many want to be deeply involved in the process, but quite a few prefer that I do most of the design thinking and gathering for them. And while some projects have a leisurely timeframe, I’m never surprised when I’m asked to get a home decorated top to bottom in break-neck speed. No matter what the challenge, I’m happy to present solutions that accommodate the lifestyles of my clients.
There is no typical project—not even for the same client. The only constant, I’ve found, is in the approach: personal design means really getting to know my clients and discovering both how they want to live in their homes and how they want to get there. The destination is always worth it and I can promise that the journey will be fun.