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Designer ∙ Artist ∙ Author



Thank you for being here!

I believe that design, art and color have amazing power at the energetic level to positively impact our moods and enhance our sense of well-being.


Beauty and grace matter.

My mission is to educate, inspire, and create more happiness and well-being around the globe! ​

This is why I make the things that I make - to uplift our spirits! 

I love to make artwork and accessories, develop design courses, write, and create my "Live Beautifully" Planner every year.

I hope you find value and happiness here.


I joined a small Pittsburgh interior design studio at the age of 18 in 1984 and fell in love with design when I was asked to poché a drawing. Back then, I enjoyed commercial design work - mostly corporate - and the occasional day trips to Manhattan to shop for furniture. Later on, I learned Hospitality design and this became my true love. Clubs, Dining - all that dining! - fine dining, bar and grille, outdoor cafe, fitness and well-being. Fueled by my passion for meaningful and purposeful design, my four decades of experience now focus on the joy and beauty of living well at home.


My entrepreneurial spirit led me to establish my small studio in 2000. In 2022 I added textile design, surface patterns, fine art and accessories to my offerings.  


In 2008, my husband and I relocated to Texas where I was most fortunate to write two columns - on food and design -  for local LIFESTYLES Magazine/Tyler Morning Telegraph reaching over 100,000 readers a month in print. For ten years I loved (!) bringing design inspiration and education to my community in this way. I also enjoyed teaching watercolor to adults at the local junior college. In 2018, I went back to school online to learn surface pattern design, the art of textile design, and the business of art and design.


Today my new Sarasota-based boutique is home to my passion for all things coastal. Living Arts Boutique, LLC (est. 2023) is a retail boutique offering my own textile designs, fine art paintings, and custom furnishings and accessories. 


Career milestones include licensing my artwork to Rozendove for scarves; winning Best of Show for a sculpture in a juried show; designing two pieces of public art, one in Texas and one in Florida; being awarded three magazine covers for my styling and writing; and hosting design events for The Meadows community.



I love, love, love (!) that my public art speaks to so many visitors on a daily basis. I appreciates every single person who has ever purchased art or product and I love to have the opportunity to bring beauty and inspiration into people's homes. I love teaching, leading and empowering people with tools they might need for living beautifully.


For fun, I love to train, swim in the Gulf, walk in the mornings, cook (GF, keto), draw and paint, photograph, entertain, and grow orchids. I love sea shells, pink, Art Deco, fine food, dear friends, jazz, textiles, flowers, and all things coastal and tropical. My husband, Jack, and I like to play golf and spend time with our five grandchildren.



I've had a lifelong passion for flowers, colors, and the sea. 

My artwork is based on nature's golden mean (Sacred Geometry) inherent in every leaf, petal and shell.



Carnegie Mellon University, BFA in Design, Minor in Architecture

Textile Design Lab (Michelle Fifis)

The Working Artist (Crista Cloutier)

The Professional Artist (Miguel Mayher)

Pearl Collective Coaching and Consulting (Gail Doby)


Florida RID License 6719  ∙  Texas RID License 10822

NCIDQ 029148

Goals of WELL AP and LEED ID+C AP and  in 2024-25


Living Arts Boutique, LLC

My online retail shop of fine art and accessories

Sarasota, Florida



Let me know how I can help you with design.

903 216 1669​

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