Van has had a colorful past. From training and showing high-powered show horses and dogs, to running his business for over 20 years. His experiences have taken him all over the country developing his clientele. Van moved to Chicago from Denver in 1990 to pursue training and showing horses while developing his design style. Later he was a designer with a Lincoln Park design firm for numerous years, before leaving to begin Design Decision Ltd. The newest chapter in Van's life began with the move of his primary residence to Scottsdale, Arizona. It has been Van's goal to return to the Valley of the Sun and grow his business there. All the while maintaining his great clients in Illinois. Van’s interiors have been featured on Fox News Chicago and in the recently published coffee table book, Spectacular Homes of Chicago. His sense of color, texture, and unique fabric combinations completely set him apart from the rest. Van has the ability to read and interpret his client’s wants and needs in order give them the space of their dreams. Coming from an extensive customer service background, Van is always there for his clients. There is no request too large or small for him to satisfy. Casual elegance is the phrase that best describes his style. Van’s interiors are not cold or fussy, just comfortable, with a certain “wow” factor. His goal is to create an environment that has an “acquired” not purchased feel.