I am an interior designer, writer, and entrepreneur located in Austin, TX.
Born and raised a Texas girl, I even had my own pony growing up named Lightning! During those childhood years, I always had a great sense of creativity and imagination which translated later in life into my design business, Hyphen Interiors. I have enjoyed fueling my passion and love inspiring others. Before Hyphen Interiors, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, worked as a graphic designer for a bit and later worked full time in youth ministry.
My passion for interior design began when I purchased my first home in 2006. My husband and I just recently purchased our fourth home, this time in Austin. We have also lived in Utah, Kansas and Arizona.
Designing my own home(s) showed me that beautiful spaces can be created on any budget. Soon helping my friends create comfortable, stylish spaces in their homes, evolved into a business where I help clients do the same. That is how Hyphen Interiors was born.
How would I describe my design style? Eclectic. Generally, I like to start with a neutral base, while putting a new spin on traditional items when possible. I like to mix it up – old and new, inexpensive and nicer pieces, vintage and contemporary. Then, I layer it all off with pops of vibrant color, pattern and fun art. Bold colors and graphic patterns really inspire me when creating new and beautiful spaces.
But, the most important thing when designing a space is that the room reflects the client’s personality and taste. I want to help them achieve their vision or dream for the room. I named my company Hyphen Interiors because it’s about me working with the clients and achieving a design together, more than my own personal style.
I would love to help you see your home with a fresh perspective and to create spaces that you can look forward to coming home to. I believe the home should be a sanctuary and a reflection of those inside. It’s my greatest pleasure to inspire you and to destroy the myth that great style and a tight budget are mutually exclusive.
My work has been featured on sites such as the DIY Network, Apartment Therapy, Young House Love, eHow, as well as numerous design blogs.
Hyphen Interiors offers interior design services both online and in the Austin area.