Inside Out is a renovation of an older nightclub previously named Nai, located in Aman, Jordan. The theme is "inside-out" where the idea of bringing an outside terrace/patio feel to the interior of a basement space came to life. The earthy materials, multiple curtain windows, and terrace-inspired furniture bring a sense of new life and light into the space. My task for the project was to create the following perspective drawings based on the working plans, inspiration images, and material selections chosen by the design team:
view from first floor entrance looking down to main restaurant
Having grown up in the suburbs of south-eastern Michigan, I started my design career at Wayne State University in midtown Detroit.
In 2006, I studied abroad for the academic year in Japan. There, I travelled the country, learned the language, studied the culture and met a fellow student who I would fall in love with and follow back to Texas upon my return. It was a life-changing experience.
After meeting Zach in Japan, I decided to transfer to Texas Tech University and enroll in the CIDA-accredited Interior Design program. In 2009 I hopped on a plane overseas again to Cairo, Egypt where I completed an internship at the growing Architecture and Interior Design firm, Eklego Design. I earned my Bachelor's of Interior Design in 2010 and moved to Houston soon after to expand my career possibilities.
Currently, I am employed with Abel Design Group, a boutique Interior Design and Architecture firm in the Uptown area of Houston, TX. I am so excited to be working with a team that believes in what I believe in: creating design solutions through beautiful, functional, innovative and sustainable means. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and having fun while doing so.