Interior design is a process that requires a discovery of the functional and aesthetic intent of a space and then the use of creative problem solving to find the most appropriate solutions. The product is a working or living environment that supports the health and happiness of the people who use the space. Residential clients have their lifestyles and personal aesthetic reflected and supported. While commercial clients have their company's culture reflected and their unique work needs supported. The final outcome is a dynamic three dimensional space that will both reflect the client's intent and support their on going needs.
Interior design is not a beautiful photo in a magazine. It is not a static product designed only to look wonderful. How the final space looks is only one aspect of the outcome and only one concern during the process. All successful designs resolve problems relating to function, budget, aesthetics, preferences, time constraints, existing conditions, availability of materials, and quality. Successfully integrating design solutions across all aspects of the project is what makes interior design a challenging process and makes the final space a complex product.
I am committed to integrating sustainability into all my design work. I consider sustainability to be a component of quality. I feel the highest quality product is also the most sustainable. That means using triple bottom line principles in decision making; always considering the economics, environment, and social equity implications of products and processes. This translates into design solutions that seek to use less energy, fewer raw materials, and the safest chemical compounds. Most sustainable solutions save money on energy consumption and help protect the health of people using the space. I design to the highest sustainable standards that my clients will embrace.