PS: Who has influenced your decorating philosophy?
KVV: I went to college for interior design and got hired at my dream firm, Designs of the Interior, upon graduation. I was the youngest in the firm by many years and was inspired by all the other more-experienced designers. They really took me under their wing, showed me the ropes, and really helped refine my design eye. I'm also really inspired by Kelly Hoppen. She's my favorite interior designer. I keep a signed book of hers on my coffee table!