When I was a young girl, I loved to tour open houses with my parents and imagine what it would be like to live in the spaces I saw (my vivid imagination being one of the perks of being an only child). Not thinking much about this as an adult, when the time came to choose a career, I went to school for business, specifically organizational development, to make sure employees had what they needed to be successful and organizations were structured in a way to be as efficient as possible.

As I worked at organizations from The Washington Post to Under Armour to The Boston Consulting Group, I found myself drawn to my childhood interests and started thinking about the different ways I could decorate the rooms in my home (well, really one room, since most of my homes were studio apartments). This enthusiasm for my own projects turned into projects for friends and family, many who wanted help decorating but also needed help organizing areas from pantries to basements.

My creativity had always been an interest that didn’t have much of a place in my office life, and through these projects, I finally felt like I was doing what I was meant to. After taking classes, poring over design magazines and blogs, and enjoying success with friends and family, I decided to open Home Methods to help others with their interior spaces. Using my business experience, project management and consulting skills, I created an approach to decorating and organizing that uses my business skills in an informal, relaxed way to get to know you and your needs, and create a space that really feels like yours.

I have lived across the U.S. and internationally in Prague (travel being a big hobby of mine), but I currently live in Baltimore with my number one installer of things, boyfriend Dave, and our two dogs, Gus and Scarlet.