Michaela has always been influenced by the convergence of fashion and design, clean Japanese lines, the creation of harmonious spaces, and the relationships each detail brings forth. Michaela has taken design to an art form; blending old with new, simple with complex, incorporating materials in stunningly unexpected ways. Over the years, she has expanded her vision with her unconventional processes. Inspired by seeing a need for tranquility, Michaela’s design philosophy has been formed by the desire to create a synergy between the space and the people that reside within, resulting in a space that reflects the feeling that comes from within her own inner understanding of refinement, design, beauty and symmetry.
The foundation to Michaela’s vision is to help balance the two distinct worlds we live in. One is our ever increasing state of technological complexity, the other is our natural state — a place that many of us move further away from. Our goal is to merge these two worlds, creating a more natural, simplistic environment.
Michaela’s minimalist work has been featured in numerous publications including Metropolitan Home, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens as well as several books. In addition to the written press, her work has also been featured on both Discovery and HGTV.