Celebrating the connection between people and their homes is what defines my work as a speaker, strategist, and design expert.

I give talks and host panels for industry and consumer forums such as the Future of Home conference, the Luxury Connect real estate summit, the Dallas Woman’s Club, and Russia’s premier professional women’s conference. I contribute ideas and articles to The Business of Home, Robb Report, and Apartment Therapy, where I sit on the advisory board. And I advise home and design business with marketing ideas and strategies.

Previously I  ..served as editor in chief of House Beautiful, America’s longest-published home decor magazine where I inspired a new generation of design lovers to embrace color and happiness at home  …published bestseller Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs  …. appeared as a design expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Open House  …led creative and brand direction for digital media and retail startups including C. Wonder, Rockets of Awesome, Curbed, and Business of Home …uncovered emerging trends and design talent as an editor at Elle Decor and Martha Stewart’s Blueprint, and writer for the Wall Street Journal, New York, Elle and others.

A thread runs through it: Inspiring consumers and readers to enjoy the time (and money) they spend at home.