Fashion is fantasy, drama and art. Some of the rooms I have decorated came alive because of color combinations that I saw in the runway gave the starting point of my design. Many of the details, vignettes, table arrangements and compositions that I create for my clients are directly brought to my mind from the world of fashion - magazines, shops, people on the street and fashion shows all play a part in my creative process.
Patterns in fashion have also made me choose more daring designs for those clients who are able to live with textiles that make a statement, wallpaper that is compelling, or maybe a rug that has both a striking design and an unusual color combination. Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, and Pucci are just a few of the fashion names who have successfully translated their unorthodox prints, wild colors and fun design into fabrics and objects for the home. Isabel Marant is my go-to designer, both for inspiration and for my day-to-day. She has made of her label an unprecedented success without too much fuss or over-the-top creations, being truthful to herself, and easily capturing the Parisian left-bank je-ne-sais-quoi. Boho-chic, wearable and unique (albeit extremely imitated with varying degrees of success), I'm always dying to see what's Isabel is coming up with next. And I do take inspiration on the pattern-on-pattern fearless combinations that she creates, where tie-dye red jackets find perfect match with a pair of light yellow and grey snake-printed jeans. It's that kind of fearlessness that I go after when designing a room. Not everyone is willing to go that far and I’m perfectly fine with that, because even if there's a bit of pushing outside what my clients think they are comfortable with, I have already accomplished my mission: I have helped people dream and allow themselves to channel and express who they really are.