I was in the gay bar business until I left Connecticut in 1984. When we moved to Sarasota, I made a vow to get into interior design and got a job at The Wallpaper Store. It seemed like every wealthy woman in Sarasota bought wallpaper there — and then it all just happened. I was in the right place, with the right people, at the right time. Plus, I PAID attention to what was presented to me and ran with it.
What I love most about what I do is how I am able to HELP our designers by giving them advice and guidance with their careers so that they can be all the want to be (and more). I PUSH them to realize the potential they may not see in themselves. More than anything else, I am a teacher, and LOVE that role. Being an interior designer on top of that is just a bonus!
Bristol, Connecticut. I moved to Sarasota in 1984.
An Architect. I was drawing house plans at 13 years old.
But, under the right circumstances, I can sing like Sinatra. 😉
MORALS, VALUES, along with some human decency.
Washing and doing the dishes!