From Fire to Fabulous

This is one of the most heartwarming projects in my portfolio. My client came to me after experiencing a devastating loss: her home had suffered extensive damage from a fire. Her apartment needed a gut renovation, with extra steps to remediate smoke and fire damage. After everything my client had been through, I wanted to create a fabulous new start for her and her two boys.

I began with a total renovation—unfortunately, everything had been burnt. My job was to help turn the emotional situation into a fun, hopeful experience. In every meeting, my job was to take the focus off of the loss and make them excited about all the happiness ahead. I wanted this family to love living at home again.

I chose finishes and furnishings with resilience and comfort built in—details perfect for the young, busy family. Moving in bit by bit was not possible during the renovation, so I created one big reveal to wow them. What a wonderful feeling to see such happiness after a tragedy! The client and her boys saw their new home in one dramatic room-by-room reveal that left them awestruck. An unforgettable day for them, and for me. It’s why I do what I do!


Our homes are a reflection of who we are…they also help us become who we want to be.

Place objects that inspire and uplift you in key locations throughout your home. Also...a little Feng Shui goes a long way!