If you could have a second home anywhere, where would you live? A remote island, I love the beach!
What are three words to describe your style? 1. Inspired 2. Edited 3. Intentional
Tell us about your childhood bedroom? I had an early American bed, white walls, and found art and objects on the walls.
In the history of design, if you could hire any designer other than yourself, who would it be? Michael Taylor
No room is complete without a point of view.
People think of me as serious, but I can be silly- just ask my kids.
Things you omit from:
A flower arrangement: I don’t.
An hors d’oeuvre platter: celery and carrot sticks one day- maybe home made potato chips the next
A bar cabinet: Courvoisier
A song for:
Dinner at home: “We Are Family”
Working at your desk: Anything by Amy Winehouse
Going for a run: Anything by Cher
Biggest Vice? Coffee
If you were on an Ambien high and internet shopping, what would you buy? More likely a melatonin high but okay- a Cy Twombly sculpture.
Do your clothes reflect your design sensibility, if so, how? Yes. Grey, Blue, and Streamlined. It’s a uniform basically- keep mornings easy.
Who is your star crush? Nina Simone
What is the thing you would never do on a project, but don’t detest when you see others do it? High gloss lacquered walls.
If there were a fire, and you could only keep one design book, what would it be? Wendy Moonan’s New York Splendor: Rooms to Remember. I may be biased as a favorite project is featured; but really it is a beautiful book.
For posterity, what would you like your work to be known for? Personal, innovative, unique spaces created for the people that live there.
Book: Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art
The fabric you always come back to: Nantucket Looms. We recently used a textile on a banquette and the nubby texture is a surprisingly important feature in the room.
Dream project: There are too many.
Hotel: Hotel Le Saint in Paris
Travel Destination: Paris
Artist: Donald Judd
Thing to collect obsessively: Pottery
Era in the history of design: Josef Hoffmann
Museum: The Picasso Museum in Paris
Paint Color that always look great: A musky white like Sebring White by Benjamin Moore
Favorite person to follow on Instagram: Marian McEvoy- check out @gusthepoodle.
Dogs, Cats, or No Pets? Getting a dog soon – my kids have worn me down.