CS: What's been a memorable challenge you've had to face on a design project?
PP: I had a client this year who was moving to a larger space but wanted to keep much of his existing furniture. It was very difficult to create a fresh aesthetic while incorporating so many pieces from his past. To overcome this, we used color theory to develop a palette that worked for both the existing pieces and the new additions. We played with proportion so that the eye was drawn to the new pieces first. And we invested in eye-catching window treatments and wall coverings to transform the space.