creative direction

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art + real life

I've never wanted to make art to hang on walls—I want to make art people live in. Most everywhere I go I think, "we can do better than this." I want to make our lives happier, smarter, more beautiful, and more alive through design.

I feel most myself when I'm barefoot or in very high heels. I rarely say no to good ice cream. I love learning, finding the best nature and human civilization have to offer, the balance of simple and complex, feminine and masculine, raw and refined. I believe almost everything is in the subtleties.

I live with my husband and four kids: River, Oswin, Linus, and Irving, in Pinewood Forest, GA (just south of ATL).




  • Vogue

  • Elle Decor

  • Better Homes & Gardens

  • Brides


  • Design Sponge

  • Once Wed

  • Style Me Pretty

  • Jose Villa




  • highly creative people

  • human flourishing

  • brand + concept development

  • designing intentional environments + events

  • building with natural materials