I’m a nationally Certified Professional Building Designer, and Texas Registered Interior Designer. I live just outside of Dallas Texas, in a vintage Cape Cod cottage in the woods.
I’m a born-and-raised, 5th generation Texan. Because my father is a (retired) Air Force pilot, we lived in rural England for a time. Even though I was a young child when we lived over seas, the experience greatly influenced my life. I know my time there ingrained my love for traditional and vernacular design.
In my 25 years of experience, I have been an art teacher, floral designer, visual merchandiser, graphic designer, movie set decorator, and for the last 18 years, an interior designer. During this time I have developed a deep appreciation for authenticity in design. I love harmony, balance & tradition layered with modern function, color and personality. In addition to interiors, I design new homes from the ground up in various traditional styles with modern floor plans.
When I’m not designing houses, you can find me fixing up my own vintage cottage, shopping at vintage shops and antique markets, or visiting historic places.
- Certified Professional Building Designer
- Interior Design Degree from Texas State University in San Marcos
- Fine Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Austin
- Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Registered Interior Designer 10613 since 2007
- Professional Member of The American Institute of Building Design
- NCIDQ Certified
- Background Checked & Fingerprinted by TBAE
- 12 Hours yearly training in Health, Safety & Welfare for design & construction
- Exterior Rendering Artist, Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Designer Showhouse
- Decorating Buyer for Film & Television Sets: My IMDB
- Over 30 Historic home renovations & reconstructions approved by Texas Landmark Commission
- Original new build Historic Reconstruction home featured in The Fairmount Tour of Homes 2014
- International E-Design clients from the USA, UK, Europe, Africa & Asia
- Board Member & Vice Chair of the Wylie City Council Historic Review Commission 2014-2016
- Board Member & Chair of the Renovation Committee for Historic Stonehaven 2017
- Contributing writer for CircaOldHouses.com
- Edesigntribe.com Team Member