I’ve been making homes for years- playing Susie Homemaker in the crawlspace of my childhood home in Ohio and creating a futuristic home model for the junior high science fair to designing homes throughout the Philadelphia area. While studying Art History at UVA, I dug making bold black and white drapes and handpainting furniture to make my dorm room cozy. Art History fascinates me because art tells the story of cultures and indiduals throughout time.But the really serious stuff began when I had a home and family of my own – from rag rolling the bedroom walls of our first home in a Boston suburb to creating a mosaic table top to put the pieces together of my first marriage.
That’s when I figured I should put my passion for home-making to work. While raising my teenage sons, I studied Interior Design at Moore College of Art and Design and Harcum College. I worked in the corporate design world long enough to be reminded that I am a homemaker at heart. Design Consulting for such area home furnishing stores as Storehouse and Domain Home not only exposed me to a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional, but also gave me valuable opportunities to work with clients in their homes-not to mention, the experience I gained in selecting fabrics, knowledge of furniture construction, room planning, lighting, accessorizing, as well as the process of merchandising, ordering and delivery.