You may recall Clair Tompkins and Julie Lloyd, the talented duo of Tompkins Lloyd Interiors, from my Huffington Post piece earlier this year. Recently I sat down with these two stylish designers for an interview about their interior design work. If you have seen their work you will be all eyes and ears as to what inspires them. The projects of Tompkins Lloyd Interiors are interwoven with mystery, discovery and contradiction- as you walk through any home that they have designed, you might find yourself stopping to slowly take in and deconstruct the room in which you stand. Their design vibe is reflective of their upbeat panache – their willingness to take risks is a refreshing rebellion against convention. The best way I can describe their look is to compare it to Lenny Kravitz’s design. I mean that as high praise. Their look is always fresh, inspired, and promises to surprise in some unexpected way… [Read more…] about Inspired By: Tompkins Lloyd Interiors
“I aim for my interiors to be eclectic as well as serene.” -Jean-Louis Deniot
Any one who is a fan of Jean-Louis Deniot’s work (and that is a LOT of you) admires the refined taste, elegant materials, balance and exactitude that go into his projects. He is a meticulous student of his trade, blending just the right mix of styles, textures, history and color with sophisticated precision and originality. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
Deniot is regularly featured in international publications including Architectural Digest (US), AD France, AD Spain, AD Germany, AD Russia, AD India, House and Garden, Belle Australia, ELLE Decor US, ELLE Decoration in France and Russia, Marie Claire Italy, More Than Classic Holland, as well as a number of Emirates and Asian magazines, making him one of the most published designers of today.
Projects include historic houses, residences, private apartments, countryside houses… from Beverly Hills to 5th Avenue to Broadway, London, Istanbul, Moscow, New Delhi, the Hamptons, Chicago, and the list goes on. We will have the opportunity to see some of these projects in his upcoming book (!!). Until then, how about an interview with the delightful Jean-Louis Deniot… where we discuss an upcoming furniture collection, tour his home, explore his design philosophy, find out what inspires him and how he would advise interior designers…
Hop on over to Huff Post Home as we continue the conversation with Ralph Pucci, which includes:
-more on Ralph Pucci’s career path
-the juicy evolution of the mannequin
-the Kips Bay award he just received
-more on the Andree Putman Exhibition
-the Andree Putman/Ralph Pucci back story
–and a little Page 6 gossip…
While in New York, I had the opportunity to have a delightful conversation with design icon Ralph Pucci, along with a personal tour of his swank appointment-only showroom which occupies multiple floors of a building in the Flatiron district. Ralph Pucci is a fascinating person to talk to, surprisingly modest and unassuming for the span of his accomplishments. He is an enthusiastic conversationalist, both inspiring and inspired- he clearly processes things on a heightened level, using all senses and intuition in a way that enables him to create the trends rather than follow them. His story is interesting – [Read more…] about Inspired By: Ralph Pucci
Today I am interviewing a super talented photographer, Trevor Paulhus, who I met when he was shooting my portrait for a magazine. This Dallas local is the nicest guy ever, with the thoughtful patience and skill to navigate a shy subject through a photo shoot. If you are anything like me, you understand how significant that is. Examples of his work point to why he is in nationwide demand; you might find yourself begging me for his phone number. If you are a Sports Illustrated reader, you are probably looking at his work in the latest issue. Talent this good needs to be shared – meet Trevor… [Read more…] about Inspired By: Trevor Paulhus, Photographer