You often create spaces that are both masculine and romantic, over the top and chic. Where do you find inspiration?
"Cars, jewelry, garments, flowers...I tend to gravitate toward anything that exudes good taste. I take a small piece of everything and put it together to create an aesthetic."
You've designed for Alexander Wang, Natasha Poly, Jessica Stam...what's the biggest challenge and reward for designing for such creative, fashion-forward people? Any pressure?
"Pushing them enough without pushing them too far. When you work with people who have their own 'taste,' it is always a collaboration, which is always a tricky thing. You want to be sure you push your client so they will listen to you, but you always have be sure their voice is heard as well. It can be a very tricky balance. This is the exact reason I often prefer working on commercial spaces. It tends to be more straightforward when you are working with a company versus a private client."