What's your favorite Haverty's piece?:
I love the upholstered Adelmar bed. It transcends all styles without locking you into a specific look or feel. The sleigh bed design is timeless, the linen fabric adds an organic texture that can be dressed up or down, and the tufting brings visual interest to a neutral palette.
Do you have a signature design trick or color?:
I design rooms full of various textures and inspired by different eras to give each space an eclectic personality. For example, I love the tufted wingback chairs mixed with aged wood and iron trimming. Also, I think every room deserves a touch of leather - it can bring a warming sensation to a space filled with fabric.
What's the best design advice you've ever received?:
I have received so many nuggets of wisdom throughout the years, but this one sticks with me: "Always remember to design for the client's home and not your personal space."
Who are some of your style muses?:
I get inspiration from both new and veteran interior designers, like David Bromstad, Genevieve Gorder, Kelly Wearstler and Jean-Louis Deniot. I realize that my clientele is getting most of their inspiration from channels like HGTV, so I often watch to stay current for my client interractions.
What made you want to become a designer?:
I am an extremely creative person so I am blessed to be able to use interior design as my creative outlet. It's so much fun to make a living doing what you love. Nothing's better than helping people bring their vision to fruition or hearing them say, "Wow, I never thought of that!"