I'm a mother, teacher, artisan, and award-winning designer with a life-long love of the environment and a passion for creating.
Re-imagining responsibly sourced materials into bold and practical furniture pieces feeds my soul. I don't mind trolling antique shops and thrift stores to find that perfect chair, or even cruising the neighborhood on trash day and backing up my Jeep to pick up a stack of imperfectly perfect discarded wood. Each piece of wood I select is free from insects or rot - but, whether it's wood or a vintage chair, I like to collect those pieces that show a little "history."
I take my cues from nature, history, and art to incorporate texture or combine bold color pallets. Various man-made surfaces inspire me with new and different pattern ideas. And working in partnership with my clients allows me to design and craft furniture that excites them as well.
There's nothing quite like breathing new life into a discarded pile of wood or a forgotten chair; taking something someone else threw away and transforming it into a beautiful and functional statement piece.