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My life-growing up in Southern Africa, studying in Vancouver, Canada and then pursuing a fashion and design career in Paris--where I worked at Ralph Lauren and studied at Parson's School of Art and Design along with my experience as Ambassadress representing an Embassy in Washington, D.C have contributed to the evolution of my personal style. I have taken inspiration from the many extraordinary places I have visited -- from the magnificence of the Chateau of Versailles, a zen styled house built on stilts at the prestigious Pankaur Laut Resort in Malaysia, the traditional plantation houses of the Southern United Sates, the charming blue and white fishing village of Comporta, Portugal or the Spanish Colonial Missions in the Amazon Region of Bolivia. I have discovered colors, countries, cultures and peoples from tribal villages in Mozambique to chateaus and villas in Europe that have been fascinating and inspirational to my taste.


The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the most exquisite collections of chinese wallpapers. The collection offers a glimpse of the different styles and subject matter available in chinese wallpaper-from scenes of flowering plants and birds, to chinese women and men in scenes of everyday life.

Hand painted wallpaper was selected to decorate many of the European castles  and palaces and was also chosen for Blair House, the President of the United States guest house.