When I design I think about the mood and the feeling a room can evoke through its forms, shapes and colors. How we feel in the rooms we create is what interests me in design, and is key to my process.
For my new collection for Baker, I wanted to create the feeling of stepping into a beautiful painting, where the summation of the elements come together in a composition that feels balanced and inviting.
The new pieces are a collection of simple shapes, beautifully made, that work in harmony with each other to create an elegant backdrop for the lives that are lived in them. I love rooms that speak in quiet ways to their inhabitants, holding their attention as their eye moves melodiously from form to exquisite detail to sensuous form.
My inspiration for the color palette came from John Singer Sargent’s watercolors of Venice. The watery tints of pale gemstones shimmer and play off one another in a subtle way that feels soft and sensuous. Rose quartz, aquamarine, citrine and amethyst are punctuated by the glint of gold leaf. A wash of smoky sapphire is paired with classic grey and warmed by burnished bronze. These soft neutrals work well with brighter colors, yet softly stand on their own.
For me, luxury is defined as comfortable elegance, where rooms support you in understated style. In this way one is beyond fashion or trend, and into beauty, quality and craft – where purchases hold up to their investment.
I am thrilled to be working with Baker because of their commitment to the things I believe in. I find the process as fulfilling as the product and hopefully the end result is a testament to this.