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If your house could talk, what would it say?


I’ll translate that message into interior spaces
and gardens that reflect you and your family.

 

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If your house could talk, what would it say?


I’ll translate that message into interior spaces
and gardens that reflect you and your family.

 

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Why?


After 30 years in corporate America, someone asked me if I loved what I did for a living. I'd never thought about it. I never allowed the idea of loving my job to enter my mind. I tried to ignore the question because I already knew the answer. So I dared ask
 myself what I’d do, if someone gave me a magic wand. “I’ll teach and design, but I'll do it my way.”

Why?


After 30 years in corporate America, someone asked me if I loved what I did for a living. I'd never thought about it. I never allowed the idea of loving my job to enter my mind. I tried to ignore the question because I already knew the answer. So I dared ask
 myself what I’d do, if someone gave me a magic wand. “I’ll teach and design, but I'll do it my way.”

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Landscapes


What can I say? I got my dad’s green thumb. He worked in the yard from Spring through Fall, so I used to hang out with him in his gardens. I learned about soil, which plants come up perennially and where they like to live, how to trim a shrub and how to use color in planning gardens. When I had my own yard, I took bare-bones minimum and made it lush and fertile. I appreciated hard work for the first time in my life and love sleeping after a back-breaking day planting or laying stone to outline a new garden. 

Landscapes


What can I say? I got my dad’s green thumb. He worked in the yard from Spring through Fall, so I used to hang out with him in his gardens. I learned about soil, which plants come up perennially and where they like to live, how to trim a shrub and how to use color in planning gardens. When I had my own yard, I took bare-bones minimum and made it lush and fertile. I appreciated hard work for the first time in my life and love sleeping after a back-breaking day planting or laying stone to outline a new garden. 

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Interiors


I love the drama of transforming a room or finding ways to make wasted space useful. Home is where my heart is. I learned to take what a homeowner has (I especially love the ones that need a complete makeover, like mine did) and make it spectacular. I allow my creativity to inspire unique designs that reflect the client. 

 

Interiors


I love the drama of transforming a room or finding ways to make wasted space useful. Home is where my heart is. I learned to take what a homeowner has (I especially love the ones that need a complete makeover, like mine did) and make it spectacular. I allow my creativity to inspire unique designs that reflect the client. 

 

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Lighting


The untrained eye wants lighting to provide illumination so it can see.  And spaces where the lighting design reflects this are one-dimensional. Theatrical lighting creates moods, highlights faces, heightens themes, accents feelings and adds depth to the production. Residential lighting strikes a balance, providing general ambient light AND all the other things that offer homeowners another reason to love being in their home. 

 

Lighting


The untrained eye wants lighting to provide illumination so it can see.  And spaces where the lighting design reflects this are one-dimensional. Theatrical lighting creates moods, highlights faces, heightens themes, accents feelings and adds depth to the production. Residential lighting strikes a balance, providing general ambient light AND all the other things that offer homeowners another reason to love being in their home. 

 

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Surfaces


Cut+Paste, a division of 8237 Design, offers one-of-a-kind surface treatments that will make doors, counters, floors, walls and ceilings into art. WARNING:  Once you have tried it, you’ll want more. Since my house is my showroom/gallery/classroom/laboratory and refuge, I use it to experiment and refine techniques. For a more detailed explanation visit Cut+Paste.

 

Surfaces


Cut+Paste, a division of 8237 Design, offers one-of-a-kind surface treatments that will make doors, counters, floors, walls and ceilings into art. WARNING:  Once you have tried it, you’ll want more. Since my house is my showroom/gallery/classroom/laboratory and refuge, I use it to experiment and refine techniques. For a more detailed explanation visit Cut+Paste.

 

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Details


DETAILS are what make a space unique to its owners. I have a family of artists and think when we give our ourselves permission to create—and, yes, I think we are ALL creative beings—amazing things emerge. I believe the process of working with 8237 Design can awaken your inner artist!

Details


DETAILS are what make a space unique to its owners. I have a family of artists and think when we give our ourselves permission to create—and, yes, I think we are ALL creative beings—amazing things emerge. I believe the process of working with 8237 Design can awaken your inner artist!