My goal is to create rooms that delight, comfort, and enlarge clients’ personal visions. I’m inspired by the European practice of freely mixing contemporary and traditional elements, using color joyfully, pursuing originality through art and handcrafted objects, and valuing comfort as well as style.
Rooms should be welcoming and touchable; lived in rather than merely looked at. I work with my clients to create comfortable homes that reflect who they are and enhance the way they live.
“If I were asked to name the chief benefits of the house I should say: the house shelters daydreaming.” – Gaston Bachelard
Hayes has appeared on NBC/WVIT-TV and her work was the subject of two features in The Hartford Courant’s “At Home” sections well as other articles. Her work has also appeared in The Guild’s online newsletter.
She has participated in Junior League show houses, the Wadsworth Athenaeum’s Mantle Displays for the Festival of Trees, as well as a beneﬁt for Hartford Preservation Alliance and Rebuilding Together Hartford.
Hayes has taught decorating classes for West Hartford’s Life Learn Program and has been a guest speaker at UConn Health Center’s Celebrate Women programs.
Experienced in both residential and commercial decorating, she has worked throughout Connecticut and New England, as well as New York and Florida.
“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” – Samuel Johnson