What is your design style/philosophy?
Mike: I always identify the client's taste and desire to provide a finished product that melds with the architecture of the home or building.
What is the first step you take when designing a project of any size?
Mike: I like to have an overall view of the project. It takes more than simply understanding the portion we will be providing.
What advice would you give to someone just starting a design career?
Mike: You never stop learning new things. Keep your eyes open because you never know where your inspiration will come.
How has the industry evolved since you started?
Mike: The internet has provided a vast resource for products and features. We are no longer constrained by what is available locally.
Tell us a place in St. Louis that inspires you in your career.
Mike: I love the beautiful homes off of Wydown, streets such as Brentmoor, Carlswold and Hillvale. These homes were built at a time where quality counted. The level of craftsmanship is impressive, and we strive to bring that level of craftsmanship into our own work.