"Being a mom inspired me to design a line of nursery furniture for Nurseryworks. The Uptown Collection, which recently launched, is a mix of old and new. I like to think it is both sophisticated and playful. As a mom I have learned that design needs to be both practical and stylish. I think it's important to invest in key pieces that can translate over time. The Uptown changer becomes a dresser or dining room credenza once the tray is removed."