About me

For the last 30 years, interior design, elegant entertaining and DIY projects have been my passion aside from raising my two children!  I have owned and operated two interior design companies completing over 100 projects for residential and commercial clients.  I have also helped clients prepare their properties for the market for sale through remodeling and providing staging.  In the midst of all of this, I also enjoyed being the featured designer for the DIY Channel’s “Ultimate Sportsman’s Lodge” Series…a true adventure!!

In my personal life, I have been passionate about entertaining from a very young age!  Whether it is a small intimate, multi-course dinner for 8, a wine tasting party, a rehearsal dinner for 60, I have always fully embraced any and all functions as an artistic outlet and as a way to fully embrace our guests.  I pride myself on designing beautiful table settings, creative and cost-effective menus and pleasing presentations all without breaking the bank!  I prefer using my “bank” for shoes and bags!! I will also enjoy sharing ways to broaden your inventory of serving ware, table settings and decorations that will surely delight!

While giving my time to my passions and as a community volunteer, I have also chaired many large non-profit charity functions both in my hometown of Dallas, Texas and many here in Denver, Colorado.  As I have managed these large events and budgets, I have developed many cost-saving ideas for decorations, menus and party favors that have benefited me in my own entertaining at home and else where.  You would be surprised how many applications overlap!!

Thank you for joining me in this journey!!

Here are a  few favorites and tidbits about me…

Home townDallas, TX (my parent’s were also born and raised there!)

Graduated fromBaylor University (as a Tri Delt!)

Favorite Bible Verse…Philippians 4:13 

Some of my philanthropic passions…

Homelessness, especially with regard to families (The Gathering Place)

Student Tuition Aid (Trinity Christian Academy and Valor Christian High School)

Breast Cancer Research (Susan Komen Foundation)

Childhood Pediatric Cancer Research (Morgan Adams Foundation and Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation)

Parent Involvement in Education (Project PEAK)

Retina and Eye Disease Research (Retina Foundation of the Southwest – Dallas, Texas)

Favorite Interior DesignerNATE BURKUS!!  And…Julie Guidry (mad skills!!), of J. Guidry Designs – Dallas, TX

Favorite Shoe DesignersChristian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo

Favorite Dallas RestaurantsMi Cocina, Javier’s and Mirador

Favorite Denver RestaurantsSushi Den and Snooze (for breakfast)

Favorite StoresNeiman Marcus, Nordstroms, HomeGoods and Trader Joes

My biggest inspirationmy mother!

Best things Denver has to offerthe Highline Canal, 300 days of sunshine and all 4 seasons!

Favorite mountain townSnowmass/Aspen

Last Meal?Heidi Mellin’s lamb chops!!

Favorite SaladKale Salad at The White House in Aspen, CO

Home stylean eclectic mix of contemporary, classic furnishings and antiques (family antiques, especially)

Favorite FlowerPeonies…especially the ones that come straight from my yard!

Favorite sports/activitiesPolo, golf and yoga

Favorite thing to dospend time with my family and friends over a great meal!