Q: IDS Is Always About Newness, What Are You Excited About Lately?
A: Well, this is a totally biased answer, but I'm pretty excited about my new fabric collection for Kravet. It's a mix of contemporary prints and classically inspired patterns in fresh colour palettes that are designed to be mixed and matched. I'm known for my love of fabric, so creating my own collection is wonderful, and nobody knows how to create beautiful textiles better than Kravet. I'm a firm believer in the beauty of natural materials, so it's all made of linen and cotton. I'm also working with a few other product lines, which are keeping my creative juices flowing, despite the cold temperatures outside! When it comes to product lines, I only want to do something new and fresh, as seen through my eyes, and crafted in a way that I would be proud to have it in my own home.
Q: How Do You Keep Your Designs Fresh And Current, What Inspires You?
A: I am always eager to see more, do more and try more. I think travelling, seeing, exploring and reading are the best ways to stay inspired. Whether you're globetrotting or staying put at home, keeping your eyes wide open every day and being receptive to new ideas is the best creative fuel.
Q: What's The Last Thing You Bought For Your Own House, And Where Did It Come From?
A: We're in the midst of a renovation at home, so I've just bought new appliances, which is so exciting. I love to cook and entertain, and my new kitchen will redefine how we live in our city home. I fell in love with the GE Monogram line at last year's IDS. It's always the little details that catch my attention, and the Monogram series has beveled edges and sleek styling that surpasses the other brands in my view. I can't wait to start whipping up some delicious feasts for family and friends... but I need to finalize about 100 other choices first, like cabinets and counters and tile and stone and lighting before I can call the job complete! I've always considered our home to be my lab where I can experiment with free abandon, so having the opportunity to do new things and explore new directions is creatively inspiring.