Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: Bachelor of Arts Honors in economics, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Current Job: Interior decorator
Why I should win Design Star:
My passion for interior design can be reflected in the beautiful rooms that I create, and I can offer fresh and inspiring decor ideas that anyone can do at home.
Describe your design style in four words.
Classic contemporary and glamorous
Who is your design icon?
What is your dream design project?
A boutique hotel in an exotic location
Where do you get your inspiration?
Curiosity from my travels
When designing, what can't you live without?
What are your most creative hours of the day?
What do you think is the worst design trend?
Carpet in bathrooms – both not functional and not aesthetic.
What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
I can say "thank you" in 22 languages.
Where's the farthest you've ever traveled from home?
I backpacked around the world by myself for a year and a half, and it was the most spiritual, exciting and life-changing experience of my life. I discovered we live in an amazingly beautiful world, and we are all one and the same. I met the most incredible people and learned to live with love and gratitude each day.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Bubble tea or any jelly candy
What's your most unusual talent?
I have a photographic memory for numbers
What word/phrase do you say way too often?
Ending phrases with "eh" – I'm a true Canadian.
When I was a kid, I thought I would be:
Who's your hero?
People who help abused animals. I think Oprah is great, too.
What's your fashion style?
Feminine with a mix of bold colors or funky graphic prints
Color: Celadon green
Music: Latin and house music
Song: Anything by Depeche Mode
Food: Anything Asian
Magazine: Canadian House and Home
Movie: The Matrix
TV Show: The Oprah Winfrey Show
Room in your house: Master bath
Room to design: Bedrooms because they are your personal retreat where you can relax and unwind
Thing in your home: Everything that has a heartbeat
Hobbies: Traveling and salsa dancing
Vacation destination: Maldives
HGTV show: Divine Design
Design tip: Don't neglect lighting and accessories. Both will dramatically add to complete the space. Mix different styles to give interest.
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