San Francisco, CA
Why use a designer?
Designers utilize tools and skills to create— in Stanley Abercrombie’s words, “hardworking art.” Art is an expression of the imagination. What’s not to love about a little imagination, working to make life more functional and beautiful?
Your style in 3 words:
Tailored, Understated, Chic.
Who is your design icon and why?
Coco Chanel. She said that “An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” She also defied incredible odds and lived to reinvent women’s fashion, becoming the only fashion designer on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
A design rule you love to break:
I love inside-out design ideas: outdoor showers, beds that roll onto porches, indoor hammocks, courtyards... Design completely for the sake of enjoyment by an individual, in a context all its own.
Brittney always had a curiosity in environmental psychology, which suggests that environments have the power to influence behavior. Her curiosity, combined with travel and interest in architecture, influenced her to begin studying interior design.
During her program, Brittney took a sabbatical to explore and find passion in her field. She studied the basics of built environments, explored natural building at The Farm in Tennessee, and even slept in a loft barn in Georgia. She also later ventured into the jungles of Central America to study Permaculture.
After a stint in Australia, where she learned about floral design and reveled in modern aesthetics, Brittney returned to complete a fine arts degree in Interior Architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Through exploration and education, Brittney has come to fully understand the intimate connection between art and the human experience.
Today, her work as a designer allows her to turn ideas into tangible realities, enabling people to live their best and most authentic lives.