“As a resident of the world of design since birth, I’d like to take some time to celebrate some of the people and things in that world that I admire. I hope you come along for the ride. And, as my name has really taken a beating these last couple of years, -thank you Mr. Bezos, - feel free to think of me here by my nickname: Lex. And, please also enjoy this completely un-recognizable and years old headshot.” - Alexa Hampton

Milly de Cabrol

Milly de Cabrol

photo by brittany ambridge

photo by brittany ambridge

If you could have a second home anywhere, where would you live? California

Tell us about your childhood bedroom? Pale blue walls, 4 poster dark wood inlay bed; always pure linen & beautiful sheets.

What’s the first investment piece you ever bought for your house? Albrizzi Dining Table

In the history of design, if you could hire any designer other than yourself, who would it be? John Stefanidis

No room is complete without books.

People think of me as outgoing, but I am really shy.

Biggest Vice? Buying too many flowers & eating pasta

If you were on an Ambien high and internet shopping, what would you buy? Anything Tom Ford

Do your clothes reflect your design sensibility, if so, how? I’m not so much into fashion. Fashion has nothing to do with decorating.

Who is your star crush? Brad Pitt

What is the thing you would never do on a project, but don’t detest when you see others do it? A bar.

If there were a fire, and you could only keep one design book, what would it be? Two books, John Stefanidis “Living by Design” & Miguel Flores Vianna “Haute Bohemians”

For posterity, what would you like your work to be known for? Eclectic, Interesting, not a specific style.

photo by Giles Bensimon

photo by Giles Bensimon

A Few Favorites

  • Movie: Gone with the Wind, I am Vivien Leigh. I survive; hahaha.

  • Book: The talented Mr. Mister Ripley

  • Scent: Tom Ford- Black Orchid

  • The fabric you always come back to: Anything Osborne & Little

  • Dream project: A house overlooking the pacific coast.

  • Meal: Tomato and Basil al dente Pasta

  • Drink: Red Wine or Negroni

  • Hotel: Sunset Tower in LA or the Carlyle in NY

  • Travel Destination: Tangier, Morocco or Patmos, Greece Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • Thing to collect obsessively: books, antique tiles, textiles.

  • Era in the history of design: 18th century

  • Museum: LACMA

  • Paint color that always look great: Pale Pink or shocking pink

  • Favorite person to follow on Instagram: Too many!

  • Dogs, Cats, or No Pets? Dogs!

David Netto

David Netto

Ken Fulk

Ken Fulk