Some years back I had the great fortune of spending my holiday at the Villa D’Este in Italy. Those few days were remarkable and I remember one morning in particular rising early, I was drawn to the scene from our balcony. A deep luminous mist was coming off Lago de Como, grand trees spread their cooling shadows across the lawn and the abundant blue hydrangeas were heavy with morning dew. Everything about this place invites you to step back in time and reflect on a lifestyle that existed many years ago. The furnishings were steeped in history and everywhere I looked I saw pieces that were timeless, elegant, sophisticated and sturdy. I thought of how many times those drawers had been opened and closed. Those chairs that sat quietly then, but surely had withstood the test of time. I wondered why these places made me feel this way and I realized that I wanted this at home. A sense of tranquility and comfort, that I am exactly where I want to be.
“My inspiration comes from those Villas in Italy, the Chateaus of France, the English Manors and the American classic furniture designs of the late 18th and early 19th century. These timeless designs continue to give us something to marvel over and something to be nostalgic about. My interpretation and design of these classic pieces is a dream come true and perhaps simply my way to continue telling the story.”