Stikwood: We love how you incorporate personality into the rooms you design. Tell us how Stikwood helps you achieve that.
Todd: I believe in a dramatic but simple design approach, which incorporates bold statements without the use of too many accessories, art pieces, etc. A Stikwood wall, with its wonderful texture and natural beauty speaks volumes and I feel it acts as its own piece of art. Natural wood brings an inherent warmth to a space that otherwise may be sparse and simple. Stikwood is real wood, therefore it meets my need for incorporating both genuine materials and elements of nature while giving the space a definitive personality and style.
Stikwood: What would you say is your “signature style”?
Todd: It’s hard to define my signature style as I am so heavily influenced by the specific clients I am working with and the architecture of the space I am designing in. However, I tend to always have certain elements throughout my designs: dramatic wall treatments, natural materials, oversized light fixtures, minimal accessories, black and white photography and a use of indoor trees and white orchids.
Stikwood: What was your favorite project using Stikwood products? What made it so special?
Todd: Since coming across Stikwood I have incorporated it into over half of my design projects, using it on entire walls, ceilings, overmantels, in niches and on columns. My favorites two are in this boys bedroom and this game room.
- In wanting a simple approach but with a dramatic impact Stikwood fit the bill once again in this boys room. This was my first time mixing different Stikwood finishes together and the variance of available stains allowed it to tie the whole room together while at the same time standing alone as the dramatic focal point.
- For this game room I wanted to build out the walls in the hall to accommodate a dart board and tic/tac/toe game and to tie into the main part of the room a combination of three stikwood finishes was the perfect material to compliment the plaid wallpaper. The rustic character of the wood also made it very accommodating for the occasional errant dart.