I believe that staying true to one's instincts and
personal style is the most important factor in connecting the design of a space to the user inhabiting it.
The elements and principles of design, namely contrast, scale, and a sense of enclosure play an extremely important role in every design I create.
I believe that food brings people together, therefore
the kitchen and other food related areas are the heart of any space, and should be designed accordingly.
I believe comfort may possibly be the most crucial design driver that exists. Comfort, whether to one person it means clean lines and lucite chairs, or to someone else a glass of wine and a luxurious sofa,
will never go out of style.
Last but not least, I dream of a day when no one will need to mention their desire to protect the environment in a mission statement or design philosophy because it will be so innate.