The Style Files: Grant K. Gibson

Grant K. Gibson is a very talented interior designer based in San Francisco. Grant and I became friends many years ago, when we had just started our blogs. In the years since, I have followed Grant’s career closely as I am a big fan of his tailored style. I love that Grant is able to execute a variety of styles and that he works in multiple color palettes rather than having a single, go-to look. The spaces he designs are beautifully edited, layered, and serve as a reflection of the families who inhabit them.  Grant founded his eponymous design firm in New York in 2002. While he has relocated to the West Coast, he has completed projects across the country. Grant’s work has been featured by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2009, Domino declared Grant one of “10 Designers to Watch” while in 2010, Elle Decor named Grant one of “5 Designers to Watch”. In addition to his design projects, Grant has been busy working on his first book which will be published by Gibbs Smith next fall. I am looking forward to seeing him on the book tour circuit! 

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Grant K. Gibson: Layered and eclectic. Traditional with a twist.

PC: Has living in San Francisco influenced your aesthetic in any way?

GKG: San Francisco is such a beautiful city, filled with views and varied architecture around every corner.   San Francisco provides a great intersection of classicism with California modernity.   My clients love the relaxed California style, but with some touches of formality.

PC: What does your home say about you?

GKG: I don’t do a lot of color in my own interior. It’s casual a place where friends feel they can put their feet up and not have to worry about coasters for their drinks. For me, it’s place to relax and recharge.   I am currently working on the design of a weekend home north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, where we also do design projects.

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

GKG: Travel. I am leaving soon on a two-week adventure to India. Cape Town, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Mexico City are some of my favorite trips from the past few years.

{Shopping for Antique Ikats and Suzanis in Istanbul}

PC: Who are your personal style icons?

GKG: David Adler + Frances Elkins, Daniel Romualdez, Albert Hadley, Bruce Budd, Thomas O’Brien, Miles Redd.

PC: What trait do you admire most in a person?

GKG: In this fast paced world with email and cell phones, it is crucial to remember that interactions with other human beings take precedent over electronic devices. In essence, these are just old fashioned manners that have gone by the wayside.

PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

GKG: A glass of wine at the end of the day, my acupuncturist and SoulCycle.

PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

GKG: I love my vendors with whom I continue to collaborate on every project, working on custom details like furniture and upholstery. I continue to be amazed with their execution of our designs.

PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

GKG: Spending time at home. Cooking, music, flowers – and turning off my phone. Relaxing and restoring. The farmers market on the weekend. Laughing. Our summer rental in Maine is one of my favorite times of year.

{Grant’s Summer Rental in Maine via his Instagram @grantkgibson}

PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

GKG: My first interior design book: The Curated Home: A Fresh Take on Tradition (Gibbs- Smith publisher) comes out in fall 2018. I am excited to share projects and my own personal photography.

Go-To Outfit: I never wear color. A white oxford cloth shirt, thin black wool sweater and jeans with boots from La Botte Gardiane in Paris or black and white New Balance sneakers.   I find having a uniform works best for me. Uniqlo is my go to for staples.

Style Mantra: Only buy what you love. I think Miles Redd also has said it best: “Buy the best, and you will only cry once.”

Scent: Fleur d’Oranger 27 by Le Labo

Piece of Jewelry: My family signet ring

Color I Never Tire Of: black

Flower: Anemones

Dream Project: a boutique hotel in France

Fabric/Textile: Perennials. I use them for every project. Outdoor fabrics that look and feel like linens and velvets. A must with kids.

Meal: Chase’s Daily in Belfast Maine. The greatest vegetarian menu – you will even not miss meat.

Drink: Peet’s coffee in the morning, unsweetened black iced tea with lemon for day and then a crisp white white at night.

Way to Unwind after a Long Day at Work: Cooking. I find it very therapeutic.

Hotel: Chateau Marmont. I grew up in the Hollywood Hills- so it has always been the perfect hangout.

City: Paris will always have my heart

Museum: Sir John Soane Museum in London

Song that Always Puts Me in a Great Mood: I have a custom 80’s playlist that I created on Spotify. Think: A Flock of Seagulls, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears.

Actor/Actress: Cary Grant- who I was named after as well as Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Julianne Moore

Prized Possession: Wesley, my 12 year old rescue Westie!

Risk Worth Taking: Booking a plane ticket to a new destination months ahead. Then planning and researching- to me that is ½ the fun.

Movie Set Design: SO many! A Single Man, I Am Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rope, Almodovar’s films and although controversial- Woody Allen’s films. 

I can never have too many… candles

{Photography by Kathryn MacDonald unless Otherwise Noted}

 

The Style Files: Victoria Hagan

The subject of today’s Style Files interview does not need an introduction as she is one of the most well-known interior designers in America today. Victoria Hagan is an award-winning designer whose iconic work reflects a classic American luxury that is fresh, restrained and balanced. Since founding her eponymous firm 25 years ago, Victoria Hagan has been celebrated for her intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Based in New York City, Victoria’s 26-person firm works on residences throughout the country, providing a full range of interior design and renovation services, all bearing her signature style which is polished, elegant, and timeless.

Victoria recently published her much anticipated second book Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces by Victoria Hagan and David Colman, Rizzoli New York, 2017. In the book, Victoria shares her philosophy on what constitutes fabulous rooms and lessons honed during her long and storied career. Victoria has received many of the country’s top design honors, including being named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list repeatedly.  She has also been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, she serves on the school’s Board of Governors and has endowed a scholarship for its new MFA program in Interior Design. 

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Victoria Hagan: Classic American Luxury

{Photography by Pieter Estersohn}

PC: Has living in New York influenced your aesthetic in any way?

VH: Everything about New York is inspirational.  It’s the quintessential American city: full of wonder and built on dreams.

{Photography via ELLE DECOR}

PC: What does your home say about you?

VH: Relax, enjoy, and don’t try too hard

{Photography by Pieter Estersohn}

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

VH: Nature

{Photography by Pieter Estersohn}

PC: Who are your personal style icons?

VH: Albert Hadley, Angelo Donghia, and Tom Ford.  They’ve all shown us that less can definitely be more.

{Albert Hadley}

PC: What trait do you most admire in a person?

VH: A confident sense of self

{Photography by William Waldron}

PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

VH: Vanilla ice cream with chocolate crunchies from Dairy Queen

{Photo via @VictoriaHaganInteriors on Instagram | Photography by Durston Saylor}

PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

VH: My late business partner Simone Feldman. She died 20 years ago but not a day goes by when I am not inspired by her.

{Photography via ELLE DECOR}

PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

VH: The ability to spend quality time surrounded by your family in places that make you happy.

{Photography by Lisa Romerein}

PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

VH: My latest book, Dream Spaces, was just released by Rizzoli. Also many exciting new projects throughout the country, including a New York City duplex penthouse, a couple of very modern houses in the Hamptons and Aspen, a traditional Palm Beach home, and a few great California projects.

Style Mantra: Keep it simple

Scent: Cristalle

Piece of Jewelry: wedding ring

Color I Never Tire Of : Yves Klein blue

Flower:  peonies

Indispensable Design Element: courage

Era for Design: always right now

Dream Project: I never pick favorites

Fabric/Textile: The White Dove pattern from my own line

Hostess Gift: coffee table book

Meal: Ravioli stuffed with sage

Drink: Tab

Way to Unwind after a Long Day at Work: Dinner with my husband

Weekend Destination: Southport, CT – it’s perfection

Hotel: Amangiri in Utah

City: Venice

Museum: Musee Rodin

Artist: Rothko

Song that Always Puts Me in a Great Mood: Anything by my son Harry, who is an EDM producer/ DJ

Actor/Actress: Daniel Craig and Claire Danes

Risk Worth Taking: Following your dreams

Greatest Extravagance: Carving out enough time to relax and enjoy

Go-To Color Palette: I’m always drawn to the colors of nature

Rule to Break: all  rules are made to be broken

I can never have too many… Cell phones – I misplace them all the time!

The Style Files: Brian Paquette

Brian Paquette is a talented young, interior designer based in Seattle. Since founding his eponymous design firm in 2009, Brian has gone on to start a showroom, Brian Paquette at Home, which serves as an extension of his signature style. Brian’s residential work all along the West Coast has been heavily influenced by his extensive travels across the globe and draws upon “historical forms, natural environments, high art, and handicrafts”. His work has been recognized by various publications including Architectural Digest, Luxe, and Dwell. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Brian as much as I have!

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Brian Paquette: Layered, Referential, Storied and Comfortable above all else

PC: Has living in Seattle influenced your aesthetic in any way?

BP: Living in Seattle has added a great deal of juxtaposition to my upbringing in Newport, Rhode Island. Nature is first here, you can’t ignore the grey during the winter (and fall and spring) months so we embrace it and blend the indoor with the outdoor favoring surface texture over bold color. The amount of mid-century references out here and all up and down the West Coast has been a big influence on our work as well, discovering newness all the time.

PC: What does your home say about you?

BP: I am currently putting the “finishing” touches on my new home in a new chapter in my life. I am carrying a lot of good memories with me and planting pieces from favorite designers throughout to create a very comfortable and fun home to relax and recharge. 

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

BP: I am an avid book reader, gallery goer and nature explorer. I have, in the past few months turned off social media as I felt I was too overexposed to everything going on and I wanted to create in a bubble for a good while and see where it leads me. Inspiration in real life touches all of the senses and I like that. 

PC: Who are your personal style icons?

BP: So many…Billy Baldwin for the formal aspects of this industry, Thomas O’Brien, Nate Berkus, Markham Roberts, Stephen Sills, Pamela Shamshiri, Jamie Bush, Joe Lucas, Grant Gibson, Joseph Dirand, DISC Interiors, Kelly Wearstler, Celerie Kemble, Steven Gambrel…it goes on and on…I really am a fan girl to so many. 

{Thomas O’Brien’s Iconic New York Apartment}

PC: What trait do you most admire in a person?

BP: Humility and Vulnerability

PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

BP: Taylor Swift…but honestly I feel less and less guilty about it. 

PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

BP: I think the creation of fine art and the artists themselves. I find myself translating so much of what I see in galleries and books into some home version. I am envious of the space to create, a blank canvas and how art can be so arresting. 

PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

BP: Being away with friends on the Oregon Coast with friends and my dog, being cooked for and sand between my feet. 

PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

BP: We have recently launched a collection of furniture with Lawson Fenning which I am beyond proud of as it represents years of work with dear friends. We have projects up and down the west coast and now in NYC as well. I look forward to adding more beauty to our new shop in Seattle including fine art and more custom pieces of furniture…it’s a great little lab for us to experiment with new ideas on a retail level. 

Go To Outfit: Dark khaki pants, denim button down and Vans

Style Mantra: Be bold and mighty forces will guide you.

Scent: Hinoki- Comme des Garcons

Piece of Jewelry: Braun Watch

Color I Never Tire of: Blue

Flower: Pink Peonies 

Indispensable Design Element: Ceramic

Era for Design: France 1920s

Dream Project: A boutique hotel in Seattle with all my friends

Fabric/ Textile: Glant, Zak+Fox, Kerry Joyce

Hostess Gift: A candle that reminds me of the host

Meal: Pizza at Via Tribunali

Drink: Soda + Bitters, I don’t actually drink! 

Way to Unwind: Long walk with my dog George

What I Love Most About My City: The nature, the music and the ease

Weekend Destination: San Juan Islands or Palm Springs

Hotel: Gramercy Park Hotel

Museum: The Barnes Collection

City: Copenhagen or Tokyo

Artist: Gerard Richter, Uta Barth, Donald Judd

Actor/Actress: Diane Keaton

Song that Always Puts Me in a Good Mood: Death Cab for Cutie “Doors unlocked and open”

Prized Possession: A small walnut box from Morocco that hold two rocks from Aphrodite’s beach in Cyprus

Risk Worth Taking: Love

Greatest Extravagance: Travel

Go-To Color Palette: Nature

Rule to Break: Wearing black and navy together

Movie Set Design: Anything by Tom Ford

I can never have too many… sets of good sheets

The Style Files: Mary McGee

I have admired the work of designer, Mary McGee for almost as long as I have written this blog. She has a wonderful way of creating beautiful, glamorous environments that maintain a sense of effortless ease and has a great talent for mixing antiques with modern pieces. Mary has an innate ability to juxtapose the most refined pieces with relaxed, unexpected elements for a look that is entirely her own. Born in Tennessee, Mary’s upbringing fostered an appreciation for classic, traditional design and a love of color in her work. In addition to designing chic interiors from coast to coast which have graced the pages of House Beautiful, Vogue, and Metropolitan Home, Mary is launching a unique collection of textiles later this fall. Mary McGee x Africa is the culmination of Mary’s love of exotic, high-quality textiles which will be executed in rich, unexpected color palettes for a completely unique look, all through a socially-conscious, sustainable practice. I hope that you will enjoy this in-depth look at Mary’s elegant, polished interiors as well as getting to know more about this talented designer.

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Mary McGee: My design aesthetic can be described as classic and feminine, balanced by the casual elegance of modern inspired elements. I like to create spaces that are eclectic with unexpected juxtapositions, like pairing contemporary art with historical periods of furniture.

PC: How has splitting your time from coast to coast influenced your aesthetic?

MM: I go back and forth between L.A., Boston, and Tennessee. I was exposed to so much beauty growing up in the South– historical homes, gorgeous antiques, and relatives that had impeccable taste. I would have to say that I always borrow design ideas from my Tennessee roots to give all my projects a taste of Southern style and charm.

PC: What does your home say about you?

MM: I am a classicist who loves timelessness despite the modern twist I put on  many projects.

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

MM: My family, Deeda Blair, and design legends such as Billy Baldwin, Henri Samuel, and David Hicks. My clients are also a source of inspiration.

PC: Who are your personal style icons?

MM: I don’t really have a style icon, but I would say my mother, grandmother, and Catherine Deneuve.

{Mary’s Beautiful Grandmother and Mother}

PC: What trait do you most admire in a person?

MM: Humility. It is so rare these days.

PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

MM: Krispy Kreme

PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

MM: My grandmother, Talulah. She was an intellectual southern woman who had beautiful style. She had such flair and good taste. She always arranged the most spectacular flowers from her garden, hosted great dinner parties, was a fantastic cook, and loved decorating. However, more than anything, she valued a good education and was concerned about the achievements of her grandchildren. She wanted us to be current and well-versed in global affairs, politics, and business. To have a sense of style and art was just the icing on the cake. Deeda Blair has also been a great source of inspiration. She has been so supportive and encouraging of my career right from the beginning. For many years, Deeda made me scrapbooks and we would sit in her living room in Georgetown and go over fabrics and design ideas.

PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

MM: I think living a meaningful life is as good as it gets. Life is not about being rich, popular, or highly educated. Those are superficial things. For me, life is about being REAL, being HUMBLE, and touching the lives of others.

PC: What can we look forward to next from you? 

MM: In late November, simultaneously, I will introduce my brand’s first-ever fabric collection and its charitable initiative born out of the desire to do more than just send beautiful interiors out into the world. The initiative connects Africa’s most marginalized, but talented artisans to the design industry’s top talents, bringing the rarest of skills to the world of high-end decoration. The textiles are a continuation of my refined and glamorous design aesthetic, mixing exotic patterns with alluring colors and intriguing graphics. I believe that art, in any form, is a powerful platform for positive global change. I’m really going to be moving the needle in the world of high-end decoration, transforming the way we produce products and decorate into an environmentally and socially conscious vision.

Go To Outfit: A knee-length camel or black skirt paired with a white Anne Fontaine blouse or a black t-shirt style cashmere sweater

Style Mantra: Classic is always in good taste.

Scent: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Piece of Jewelry: Emerald Chandelier Earrings

Color I Never Tire of: Celadon Green

Flower: White Peonies and Sweet Peas

Indispensable Design Element: Beautiful Vases

Era for Design: I love 18th century French furnishings paired with modern elements of today.

Dream Project: I’m decorating Hogarcito, the historic home built by Marjorie Merriweather Post in Palm Beach. I think it is pretty dreamy.

Fabric/ Textile: Anything from my new collection

Hostess Gift:A bouquet of fresh cut flowers

Meal: Grato in Palm Beach

Drink: Diet Coke 

Way to Unwind: 45 minutes on the elliptical

What I Love Most About My City: In Los Angeles, I love the design resources. In Boston, I love the charm of Back Bay. In Tennessee, I love the land and the Southern way of life.

Weekend Destination: Sea Island, Georgia

Hotel: Hotel de la Tremoille in Paris. Best kept secret in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

Museum: National Gallery of Art

City: Washington, D.C.– I think it is the most beautiful city in America. It is where I went to college.

Artist: Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko

Actor/Actress: Robert Redford– not for his celebrity but for his commitment to the environment and land conservation.

Risk Worth Taking: Starting your own venture

Greatest Extravagance: Vacations and free time

Go-To Color Palette: I love all colors, but I think cream, black, and lavender together are so chic.

Rule to Break: In decorating there are no rules. If you need rules to follow, you lack real creativity.

Movie Set Design: The Sound of Music

I can never have too many… coffee table books

{Photography Courtesy of Mary McGee}

The Style Files: Beth Webb

Beth Webb is a renowned interior designer and tastemaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Recognized for her tailored interiors and sensual approach to design, Beth believes in incorporating classic proportions and iconic design details in the inspiring, light-filled spaces she creates for her clients from coast to coast. Beth began her career in design as an art dealer upon graduating with a Master’s degree from Sotheby’s in London. In the years since establishing her eponymous design firm, Beth’s work has appeared in the pages of Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Milieu, and Luxe among other publications. In 2015, Beth was awarded the Southeast Designer of the Year award and she was inducted to Luxe’s Gold List in 2017. I am super excited to share more with you about my friend Beth because her first book, An Eye for Beauty is being released today! Enjoy!

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Beth Webb: I always say one cannot live well without being centered, content, and connected to your home. Balance and a sense of well-being is as central to my design as line, form, texture, and color. Homes need to be restorative sanctuaries, easy to live in and rich with detail. Rooms are meant to be felt as much as seen. I think my interiors would be best described as clean, edited, and timeless with a restrained use of color, an abundance of texture, and washed with light. Classic interiors with enduring and essential furnishing choices like a classic wardrobe should be elegant and comfortable I believe we all long to be nourished by our homes– inspired and restored– with lasting beauty and genuine happiness always being the end goal. The truest gift of interior design is the opportunity it affords us to create meaningful, thoughtful, entirely personal spaces for my clients.


PC: Has living in Atlanta influenced your aesthetic in any way?

BW: Growing up in the South of course has a profound influence on your aesthetic sensibilities. Southerners have a profound love of their land and houses. Tradition and the idea of just what home means is passed down from generation to generation and lifestyle is as important as interiors in that gracious living is what we are all about. Entertaining is extremely important and entertaining at home even more so. I regularly get calls from my clients to come “fluff” the house prior to some big party as we always try to put our best for forward. It’s a bit of a competitive sport!

PC: What does your home say about you?

BW: In my own spaces, my priority is always to create order, beauty, and peace. A place where I’m able to breathe deeply and rest my mind. I crave order out of chaos and in our work as designers, days can often be quite chaotic and rather messy, so that quiet, edited space becomes a necessity and a respite. Comfort is the keyword. That, coupled with an elegant simplicity. A welcoming house is always of the utmost importance. Both homes are always a work in progress and totally different. In the low country, we live in a modern glass house on the marsh and in Atlanta, a Georgia flat, giving me a yin and yang  of design opportunities.

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

BW: There are so many things I turn to these days– museums, books, magazines, Instagram, and Pinterest, but most of all it has been and always will be travel. I live for it, truth be told, and it’s always the impetus for the next chapter. I return reinvigorated and ready for what’s next.

{A Photo of The Lowell that Beth  Shared on her Instagram during a Recent Trip to New York}

PC: Who are your style icons?

BW: Babe Paley for her faultless fashion sense and inherent good taste. Grace Kelly for her poised elegance and Audrey Hepburn for her style, her work, and her essence.

{Babe Paley, Photographed for Vogue in 1946}

PC: What traits do you most admire in a person?

BW: Authenticity, integrity, straightforwardness, and passion

PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

BW: An exquisite hotel, room service, and ironed sheets.

PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

BW: Charlotte Moss– brains, beauty, and style. She embodies all that I admire in a woman. She is formidable and forever curious, that, along with being incredibly kind and generous.

PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?

BW: I’ve been traveling so much the last few years that just being home is the new definition of luxury. I got married last December and we have a beautiful house in South Carolina at Bray’s Island Plantation which is nothing short of idyllic. I love to cook and entertain when I have the time and to me, there is nothing more relaxing or restorative than a weekend there with family and friends.

PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

BW: It’s going to be a whirlwind of a Fall with my first book with Rizzoli, An Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses coming out today! I’m looking forward to the book tour with great anticipation and although I’ve been told the schedule is intimidating, it is also invigorating to travel the country and meet so many fresh faces as well as see some old friends. The book tour is listed on our website, so I hope to see everyone there. We have several things in the works on the product front and as always, many new projects all over the country from Sea Island to San Francisco. All I can say is thank God for Delta!

{Beth’s Beautiful Book– Order your copy here}

GO-TO OUTFIT: I don’t have many clothes, surprisingly, but I do believe in buying good pieces and love a “uniform”. Anything Loro Piana or The Row. The more architectural, the better, and it goes without saying, with a great hat.

STYLE MANTRA: The “KISS” principle– Keep It Simple Stupid. It’s always harder to do than it would seem.

SCENT: Dominique Ropion Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle

PIECE OF JEWELRY: Cuffs are my go-to and the horn cuff with rough cut diamonds by S. Carter Designs is my latest everyday accessory. That, along with my Cartier Ballon Bleu watch from my husband.

COLOR I NEVER TIRE OF: Black

FLOWER: The palest of pink peonies and Lily of the Valley

INDISPENSABLE DESIGN ELEMENT: A little something with patina in every room– that and texture, texture, texture.

ERA FOR DESIGN: 1920’s American Architecture

DREAM PROJECT: I’ve always fantasized about doing a boutique hotel in St. Barths with a client who gives you carte blanche.

FABRIC/ TEXTILE: I’ve never met a cashmere I didn’t like–thank you, Loro Piana! Sandra Jordan alpacas are sublime and C & C Milano linens and Holland & Sherry wools are indispensable. We use them in virtually every project.

HOSTESS GIFT: Being from the South, no cocktail party is complete without a cheese straw. Callie’s Cheese Crisps are perfection. And is there anything better than getting a bouquet of fresh cut flowers?

MEAL: A home-cooked one during the winter months. I make Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese. It’s an all-day event, but oh-s0-worth-it!

DRINK: An ice cold vodka martini– up and a teensy bit dirty

WAY TO UNWIND AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK: Scrolling through Instagram drink in hand. It’s like traveling with all my friends. 

WEEKEND DESTINATION: St. Barths for a very long weekend

HOTEL: The Beaumont in London, The Lowell in New York, and the Sunset Tower in L.A. where everyone knows your name.

CITY: Paris always is and always will be a great idea!

MUSEUM: The Frick

ARTIST: John Singer Sargent

SONG THAT PUTS ME IN A GREAT MOOD: “I’m Alright” by Madeleine Peyroux 

ACTOR/ACTRESS: George Clooney and Audrey Hepburn 

 PRIZED POSSESSION: My Costa Rican rescue dog, Catalina. She owns me!

RISK WORTH TAKING: Falling in love. I am a hopeless romantic!

GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE: Luxury travel. You only live once, so do it well! Things are just things but experiences are priceless.

GO-TO COLOR PALETTE: Black and white, camel and white, taupe and white, blue and white, white on white– I see a theme.

RULE TO BREAK: I don’t follow rules well…

MOVIE SET DESIGN: High Society

I CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY: Pink Wine Lunches

{Photography Courtesy of Beth Webb}