My design aesthetic has truly grown over the years as I grow and have the opportunity to experience more and more wonderful things. I used to have a completely white canvas with every piece of furniture coated in shades of white. No wood ever saw the light of day. Over the last few years I have begun to embrace not just wood, but many other materials in many new ways. I have also learned to appreciate rich black, deep charcoal and warm shades of chocolate brown. The transformation has developed with each new oddity that finds its way into my home. My inspiration comes from old slate chalkboards, delicate bird's nests, pitted old metal in any form, hard working utilitarian baskets, and the list goes on...and on. Of course I still have an ongoing love affair of all things white and lovely...but now I can appreciate how dramatic a charcoal wall can offset a collection of Ironstone...or how a heavily carved Indonesian door can be a beautiful backdrop for a simple white hydrangea.