If you could have a second home anywhere, where would you live? I already have two homes and am very happy but maybe an apartment in Paris.
What are three words to describe your style? Variety, comfortable, classic.
Tell us about your childhood bedroom? For a while it was all white because I would draw on the walls. I only stopped when I wanted wallpaper with flowers.
What’s the first investment piece you ever bought for your house? 18th c. Danish secretary from a dealer, Arne Schlesch.
In the history of design, if you could hire any designer other than yourself, who would it be? I am just too opinionated, but I love Mongiardino and Henry Samuel.
No room is complete without a dog.
People think of me as conservative, but I am really a bit crazy.
Things you omit from:
A flower arrangement: too many different colors
An hors d’oeuvre platter: hate hors d’oeuvre platters. One thing at a time.
A bar cabinet: Nothing! Have everything!
A song for:
Dinner at home: cool jazz
Working at your desk: George Strait
Going for a run: Marvin Gaye
Biggest Vice? Not knowing when to stop.
Do your clothes reflect your design sensibility, if so, how? Yes, classic but with addition of accessories, I try to make them my own.
Who is your star crush? Bradley Cooper
What is the thing you would never do on a project, but don’t detest when you see others do it? Float a chaise in the middle of a room with no other chairs.
For posterity, what would you like your work to be known for? Quality, comfort, longevity.
Book: Gone with the Wind
Scent: Jo Malone – Pear and Freesia
Dream project: I have already had many
Meal: John’s chicken pot pie
Drink: Bourbon on the rocks, Jack Daniels
Hotel: Hotel Verhaegen, Gent, Belgium
Travel Destination: India
Era in the history of design: What you really love from any period but always the best you can afford. Mix it up!!
Museum: The Met
Dogs, Cats, or No Pets? Dogs, dogs, dogs