I believe our ultimate goal is to be happy. We wish to be happy in our personal, professional, physical, emotional lives. I believe this goal extends into our homes, and our homes are an extension of ourselves. In our homes, as in any aspect of our lives, if we focus on what is essential, we have a greater chance of touching that which truly makes us happy. When I feel overwhelmed by stress or any problem, I ask myself the question: what is essential for my daily life today? This simplifies things, and helps me to ground in the present, and it allows for gratitude for the simple fact that I am here, and all is well.
In interior design, I strive to focus on what is essential, so that we can achieve this sense of intimate, daily happiness. Design makes happiness tangible, concrete, attainable and real. A carefully crafted interior becomes an Oasis. Different for each one of us, however a place of comfort, peace and safety. A space where we are closest to our deepest self.
The design choices we make are a language of their own, and they are our own language. This has the power to create a truly fulfilling space. It is similar to being inside one’s own score of music or a work of art. This language provides a special connection that’s visual, visceral and tactile, establishing a relationship with all of our senses. This is what my work is about - understanding your own design language and expressing it in your environments. And your happiness is the goal.