Owner and Design Consultant 1998 - Present
WHAT INSPIRES YOU: For the past eighteen years I have attended High Point Furniture market every spring and fall. The showrooms are fabulous and I get so many ideas, both for our showroom and for my client’s homes. It is very inspiring see all of the newest trends in furniture and accessories--I usually go down with a list of client’s needs and see if I can find them at market.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT IN MICHIGAN: Of course I love where I live—from Ludington to Holland is amazing. Coastal Casual is a look we see a lot in our design work so sunny beaches are a favorite of mine for a boost.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT: I designed, built and decorated an urban loft above my store where we currently live. Our building is well over a hundred years old and the exposed brick, rustic hardwood floors, industrial lighting and wide-open spaces made this project extremely fun and the reward is I get to go home to it nearly every night!
DESIGN CONSULTANT 1998 - Present
WHAT INSPIRES YOU: God’s creation inspires me. I love the beauty of the lakes, beaches, forests, and even city scapes we are surrounded by in Michigan. My family is also a huge inspiration to me. I am mostly inspired after meeting with a client and developing a real relationship with them. I love to create a space that reflects the personality of the individual or family I am working with.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT IN MICHIGAN: I love so many areas in Michigan, but we are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches. I enjoy the lake shore from Holland to Petosky. I also enjoy the arts and entertainment of downtown Grand Rapids.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT: I feel I have already been given the opportunity to have a dream project. One of my clients, and now dearest friends, allowed me to completely remodel her home from top to bottom. She trusted my instincts and let me make most of the design choices. She now loves her home and I have a life long friend.
Design Consultant at Hegg's Furniture since January 2016
WHAT INSPIRES YOU: I'm inspired by people. I enjoy hearing what they love about their homes and what their goals are for their space. I'm inspired by my co-workers and the passion that they have for their work. I'm excited to be learning from such a great group of people! I'm inspired by God and his creation, and I'm inspired by and thankful for my family who is always supportive of me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT IN MICHIGAN: Anywhere along the lakeshore. I love going to Silver Lake or Pentwater in the spring or fall when it's quiet and walking around. Grand Rapids is beautiful and I love the art and coffee shops of downtown.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT: I'm new to Design and still learning, so my dream would be to design an entire house from start to finish. I want all of my clients to be happy and excited about their homes!