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Holiday Tables Should Sparkle!

It’s true, the best holiday tables dazzle in my book. Above is a peek of my table set for a dear group of friends last week. Admittedly, I’m not much of a chef but some of our best friends are! Jared Rue, a renown painter here in the northwest, is also an artist in the […]

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I Love To Design Small Spaces

A potential client contacted me last week wondering if her space was too small to be of interest to me. If a client is seeking high quality results, then it can never be too small! In fact I welcome the challenges that tight spaces present. We’ve worked on many petite condos, houses, and even studio […]

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  Big Ben at Night That’s right, we’re about to start work on a rather significant home across the pond. Since we’re based in Seattle we often get a raised eyebrow or two when we announce projects that are located in Hawaii, California, Florida or New York….. but LONDON?!? First off, I have to admit […]

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Lake Tahoe Blues

Last week Patrick, Alycia and myself burned the midnight oil installing the furnishings of an amazing home that we’ve been working on for the last few years. It was a collaboration with Faulkner Architects and Rickenbach Construction. The house itself will likely be published and we’ll share more images once the project is photographed. This […]

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Don’t Mess With This Palette!

Red, white and blue – admittedly not the three colors on the top of my go to list…. Yet it’s the only combination that will do for this holiday. Sure, I’ll mess with the traditional red and green of Christmas, at our home we do bronze, copper and olive. At Easter time my bunny basket […]

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My Weekends With Roland Terry

Many years back I had the good fortune to be invited not once, but twice, to stay at the iconic Lopez Island home of one of the Northwest’s most distinguished architects, Roland Terry. It was early in my career and late in his so I never got the chance to work with the genius. I […]

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That Which Inspires

I just completed the installation of one of our projects in Manhattan last week. Often I’m asked about where I find inspiration the answer is, its complicated. I find inspiration all over the place, but, for me, it must be grounded by who the client is and what is appropriate for the architecture and the […]

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A Fabulous Guide For Entertaining

I am grateful to know a good number of talented people, they keep my life interesting. Heather Christo is an exceptionally gifted chef and brilliant hostess to say the least. We happen to be neighbors but, I’d gladly travel for many miles to attend one of her inspired parties. Heather is well known by those […]

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Art Or Design?

Sometimes it’s both.  I’ve considered myself to be an artist my entire life.  Nothing is more exhilarating than creating something the world has never seen before, something that could only come from your own creative process and inspiration.   The wall that you see above is comprised of a series of cast glass panels that I […]

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Nature’s Boundless Inspiration

I love to travel. Though much of my traveling is related to work, I strive to get out and see something new, exotic and inspiring whenever I go on holiday. I’ve just returned from such an adventure, this time to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. I found a rich variety of sights that enthused and inspired. […]

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