I grew up in Sweden. In my early 20’s, I traveled the world, and eventually settled in the US. As a native of Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are shaped by a culture rich in tradition and innovation. It reflects clean visual and functional practicality paired with environmental responsibility - the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I experience the world around me as space defined by color and contrasting textures. I am a functional Tetrachromat with a degree in architecture. I spent years designing interiors before I began designing gardens. Because of my past work on the inside, I tend to look beyond what many other garden designers do. I may very well tell you that optimizing your dream for a livable, enjoyable outdoor space will involve changes to your house. I may, and I have.
I am grateful for my time at the Scandinavian Color Institute in Stockholm, and the formative years that followed. First at CCAD (the Columbus College of Art and Design), and later at UC DAAP (University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning). After moving to Oregon in 2005, I immersed myself in Pacific Northwest horticulture and general plant nerd revelry. I also became a WA Master Gardener. Whether inside or out, I enjoy guiding clients to see and pursue the full potential of their surroundings. Best of all is when I can help them fuse inside and outside space into a cohesive design that celebrates the spirit of place and reflects its owner’s personality.