Coming back home to my Nashville roots is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Love of family, the vistas of Tennessee mountains just up ahead and the kindest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet are right here. My dear parents knew it was me when they heard furniture scooting across my bedroom floor. First this way, then that way or better yet, the final arrangement (of the week, that is) made the cardinals perching on the front porch wrought iron railing look as if like they could fly right in my window. My bedroom wall color, curtains, bedspread, pillows and rug HAD to go together.
Appreciation of color, creativity, beauty and art was always encouraged.
This was my childhood home in Hillwood Estates oh so many years ago. I am one of four girls who enjoyed a busy and fun-filled childhood. I’m so grateful my parents signed us up for art lessons at Cheekwood, horseback riding at Percy Warner Park and tap, ballet and jazz lessons from a teacher right in the neighborhood. Sketching, painting and even origami was foundational in learning size, scale, texture and proportion at an early age.
I’m proud to say that my Dad who hailed from Brooklyn joined the Army Air Corps at 17. He met my southern belle mother at a USO dance here in Nashville. As part of the entertainment, the ladies threw one shoe in the middle of the floor in a big pile. The soldiers got busy finding the young lady who was wearing the matching shoe. This started a great love story that continued while my father went on to fly 35 successful missions as a B-17 bomber pilot over Germany. One the greatest generation, indeed.
Upon his safe return, they became engaged and were married at Christ Episcopal Church at 9th and Broadway. Dad earned his Political Science degree and then his Law degree from Vanderbilt University thanks to the GI Bill. By the time he graduated, my parents had 3 daughters.
Daughter number four was born some years later and she added so much fun and creativity to our family as well.
Ever the community service advocate, Dad won a seat as a City Councilman in the newly formed Metro Government under Mayor Beverly Briley. Mom and Dad both served on Christ Church’s Vestry and in particular, Mom was a volunteer with St. Luke’s This 'n That thrift store for 24 years. Now continuing the legacy, I also volunteer there.
Through a series of serendipitous circumstances after college, I landed first in Dallas (furnishings and fashion mecca) and then Houston. This is where I started Interior Reflections in 1982. How did I choose this name? It was easy. No two clients are alike so I created an interior design practice that reflects each client’s tastes, preferences and what feels most comfortable and livable. Interior design is just as exciting today as it was 36 years ago. Yes, many trends, colors and influences have changed over the years. And years of interior design experience have taught our team that great design is timeless.
Our very best tool is our ears. That may sound odd. And yet we listen earnestly to co-create with you to manifest your dreams for your home. And to bring your vision to life that promises to endure for years to come. We’d love for you to read rave reviews from our clients here and here .