Although I don't know him personally, after reading the article I have admiration for the hard work that it must have taken to build his business. When you are small town America, it's not just a hop, skip and jump to fame.
From an early age, he was fascinated with the way people live-their homes, their rooms, their possessions. His Grandmother Marrs encouraged him as a child by allowing him to rearrange her furniture and accessories. In college he majored in theatre, set decoration gave him the outlet for creativity that he craved. After college, he attended Parson's School of Design in Paris and he knew then that he could never settle for a life on the farm!
He says he loves a client with a dream... a client with lots and lots of things – antiques, collections, artwork – who is moving or downsizing and needs a fresh eye to edit and arrange a new home.
"It’s like a giant puzzle to me. I love the challenge of showing off their things in a new way."