WHO ARE YOUR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN ICONS? My architecture icon is Frank Lloyd Wright. When I visited his masterpiece Falling Water in southwestern Pennsylvania, I really felt in harmony with nature, as Wright had intended. I have a long list of interior-design icons, but my all-time favorite is Elise de Wolfe— her lifestyle was as glamorous as her decor.
YOU USED TO BE A KITCHEN PLANNER AT IKEA—WHAT WERE THE MOST POPULAR REQUESTS? Other than the usual “How do I get out of here?” and “I have to put this together myself?!” The most popular requests were for drawer dampers and glass-front cabinet doors.
TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW: I love spending my summer weekends at the beach.