Company: DH Design & Co
Address: Del Mar, CA
Q: What’s your design philosophy?
A good design should reflect the personality of the person(s) that lives in the home. When I provide the right balance of style and personality to a space and have the client exclaim "This is so me" I smile and know that I've done my job.
Q: What’s the best piece of design advice you have received?
If you don't love it, get rid of it. Life is short and we should be surrounded by beautiful and inspirational things.
Q: What's a recent project that you're really proud of?
I recently completed an outdoor living space in Del Mar, CA. The space is a true retreat. There's a French day bed for lounging, a recessed heater so the space can be used year round, a self-sufficient Eco-pond that adds a touch of romance with floating candles and lilies. Most importantly the clients love that they can watch the football game from the spa (TV recessed behind faux shutters).
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
I mostly gain my inspiration from travel and nature. I love the element of surprise, like seeing a hot pink, silver and brown striped fish. These inspirational moments are a fun way to launch a design concept that is completely unique.
Q: Do you specify Danze? If so, what’s your favorite Danze product?
I like Danze's Antioch kitchen faucet. It has a nice transitional look. I do a lot of Universal Design and this product is simple and easy to use.