MDS- How would you define your style?
KR- My specialty is mixing sprite hues of color in comfortable settings.
MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work?
KR- I grew up in Northern California about 30 miles south of SF. The casual California look definitely influenced my work. No matter how lavish a project my projects remain accessible, family friendly, and subtly practical.
MDS- If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
KR- Being a horticulturalist would be the top of my list. I have a big passion for gardening.
MDS- 1.4 Who or what is inspiring you right now?
KR- My gardening friends are my big inspirations right now – Page Dickey, Frances Palmer, Timothy Tilghman, the gardeners at Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden. I visit a garden once a week to help me in my own garden. Jewelry designers inspire me – Mish Tworkowski and James de Givenchy, David Webb. Interior designers – Alidad, Tom Scheerer, Miles Redd, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Robert Kime, Nicky Haslam and Alberto Pinto. Architects: Karl Schinkel, John Soane, Edwin Lutyens.
MDS- What is the favorite room in your home?
KR- My living room because it has the highest ceilings and is the tidiest room in the house.
MDS- Is there anything you obsessively collect?
KR- I’m collecting Magiscopes right now.
MDS- Fill in the blank: “I could never own too many __________ .”
KR- “I could never own too many dahlia tubers.”
MDS- If you could decorate anyone’s house- who’s would it be and why?
KR- George Clooney’s villa on Lake Cuomo. Enough said.
MDS- What do you want to be known for?
KR- Happy clients.
MDS- What do you think is chic, stylish and glamorous?
KR- Things that stand the test of time.