I FELL IN LOVE WITH INTERIOR DESIGN THE FIRST TIME MY GRANDMOTHER BROUGHT ME “ANTIQUING” AND I FOUND A PAIR OF CERAMIC CHEETAH STATUES AT A barn OUTSIDE DAYTON, Ohio. I WAS 10 YEARS OLD. “ANTIQUING” VERY SOON BECAME MY FAVORITE ACTIVITY, FOLLOWED QUICKLY BY BARGAINING. Deal making led ME TO WALL STrEET WHERE I’VE SPENT OVER 10 YEARS TRADING COMMODITY DERIVATIVES AT VARIOUS FINANCIAL INstitutions. But my passion has always been design. MY INSPIRATION COMES FROM experiences and COMPASSION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL and is driven by the joyful feeling of going home.