If I had to describe myself with one word it would be artist - a visual artist and an artist with words. My artwork is included in Ohio Online Visual Arts Registry. I'm working with various galleries in the Midwest to promote my oil paintings and abstract light photography.


Inspirations for Home Design


My design credentials and philosophy


BS Design, Interiors – University of Cincinnati

What I learned in college

How to problem solve.

If you carefully list all of the aspects/issues of a design problem the answer reveals itself.


Fashion Design

Display coordinator at various department stores in Columbus, OH.

Director of Fashion Merchandising program for a small proprietary school in Cincinnati

Residential Design

As a co-op student from the University of Cincinnati, I worked in the Lazarus Interior Design Studio.  Years later I accepted a full time position as a Home Fashion Accessories Coordinator in their Columbus, OH store.

Commercial Design Projects

Office and hospital design teams

What I love about design

Function.  If the design functions well it has a beauty of its own.

What frustrates me

Most people know what they want in their home but they worry about what others will think.


This portion of my web site is very self-indulgent.  It allows me a place to make comments about interior design – both the good and the bad.  My hope is that by bringing attention to ways that you can think about design, you will make more informed choices, Make your Home Your Own, and the world will be a more beautiful place. Enjoy!


This new addition to my site may lead you to some of my travel and other experiences that have inspired me and may inspire you to look at color, textures, ethnic influences in ways that improve your “design eye.”

        As a travel writer it is my responsibility to select the best places, events, and experiences to present to you. Most travel has been on my own though some has occurred on sponsored press trips. Travel listings here will be more informal than my published articles.


Working Words
Travel Writing
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