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About me

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Do you love the look of those incredible, super high-end homes that you see all over social media and wish that you could have the same thing? Well so do I, but most of us don’t have unlimited budgets to spend on decorating. Almost 12 years ago I started Inspired By Design for people who want beautiful home interiors without having to win the Mega Millions lottery. I’m not talking about filling your home with bargain-basement, tacky, cheap décor. I’m talking about personalized, cost-conscious decorating and design that reflects you and the way you want to live.

     While my early career was spent working for television news, advertising agencies, and production companies, interior design has been a lifelong passion. Some of my style is derived from having lived in dynamic, multifaceted cities like New York City, Denver, and Philadelphia. I curate a variety of styles and influences from my surroundings to embrace a homeowner’s space. To keep current with trends, I have been a member of Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) and The International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG). I am also an IRIS-Certified Interior Redesign Specialist (CIRS); an IRIS-Certified Interior Staging Specialist (CISS); and a Chi-ology-Certified Feng Shui Consultant. When I'm not helping clients, you may find me sipping a nice glass of wine, doing yoga, or dancing around the suburban Philadelphia home I share with my husband and two children. 

     Let’s create a space that you can be proud of like real people in the real world. I look forward to sharing my inspired designs for a beautiful and functional home that you'll love for years to come. 

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