So incredibly honored to grace the cover and be featured in an 8-page story in Western Home Journal this month! Recently, I expanded my business to Jackson Hole, and the people there have welcomed me with open arms. The room on the cover was inspired by the environment and colors of the Grand Tetons, and many of the finishes reflect the West, both in texture and material. To read more about my design influences and how I imagine spaces, visit Elevated Elegance with a Touch of Western Charm in January’s issue!
Whether I’m working on a western-inspired showhouse, transitional space, or entire home, my mission is to create Brilliant Design for Beautiful Lives! A room is successful when it captures your personal aesthetic, feels inviting, and functions seamlessly for you.
Here’s a glimpse into how I use color, texture, and a variety of materials to create brilliant designs that are personalized, inviting, and functional!
1. Use Color to Set the Tone in a Space
My palette here starts with warm, neutral paint. Why? It relaxes the mind and body, creates a light and fresh backdrop for gorgeous, original art, and builds a perfect foundation for the color that I bring into the room. The showhouse space featured above—which won Best in Interior Design at the Western Design Conference—was no different! I began the process with the paint color Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
Then I let the surrounding environment inspire all the other color choices—the beauty of the snow-capped Grand Tetons, the willowy grasses, and the breathtaking open blue sky immediately called for dusty blues, tan, antique gold, and clean whites. These hues added richness and depth to a very soft color story.
2. Use Texture to Create Warmth and Depth
Texture adds warmth and depth. At the Western Design Conference showhouse, I used soft velvety pillows to convey a feeling of richness and luxury. Meanwhile, the upholstered linen sofas in the space felt organic and understated. This duality created a space that was elegant and approachable.
And texture isn’t just about textiles and fabrics. Think light fixtures, accent pieces, mirrors, flowers, and more. A room that is rich in texture has a palpable dimension and layered effect that cannot be achieved solely through color. In the showhouse, I reflected the heritage of the West through many textures that complemented the overall design—the saddle-leather ottoman, the horn lamp, the antelope horns, gorgeous roses, and a touch of greenery.
3. Use A Variety of Materials for a Layered Effect
If you were to visit the beautiful towns, mountain ranges, and rivers in the West, you would find a wide variety of naturally occurring materials. To reflect the West’s landscape, I used some of these in my showhouse space—leather, antique silver and gold, textured fabric, glass, wood, and metal. This variety of materials added a unique quality and timeless elegance to the space.
The lovely handblown vases that held wild greenery, the baskets on the gallery wall, and the wood end tables all create a layered effect.
Design means different things to different people, but we all want our homes to reflect who we are. By using color, texture and a variety of materials, I can help you create a brilliant design for your beautiful life.
If you’d like to set up a consultation, please email me or call me at 704-241-7072. Read more about my journey in design here