Design Time – 10 Questions

A podcast I’ve been consuming lately is Domino’s Design Time. It’s where their editor in chief interviews influential people in the design world. She always wraps up every episode with 10 questions – rapid style.

I thought, even though I won’t be on their podcast anytime soon, I could still share my own answers to their 10 questions:

Design Hero / Influence

My favorite is Amber from Amber Interiors. Everything about her aesthetic really resonates with me and I love her approach to elevated everyday living with a California twist. I’m also loving Jean Stoffer and how she mixes classic with European. Both are so talented!

Favorite Color & Color Pairing

I am such a big fan of neutrals and will always lean into them more than anything vibrant. Warm colors are my favorite right now – so warm/creamy whites and a beautiful pale pale pink and earthy moss tones.

Favorite Material

Organic cotton and natural stone. The use of natural materials or even recycled materials are very important to me. I appreciate how natural materials like stone or brass age.

Favorite Hotel That Your Missing

Wythe Hotel – missing moments in New York more than I thought. Quick trips with Nick were so easy and frequent and I miss those random work/play trips in a city that means a lot to us.

Favorite Design Object

Anything from Allied Maker at the moment. They are making some really beautiful light fixtures that are truly pieces of art. I also recently saw in Jessie Loffeler’s new store front that she and the interior designer, Poonam Khanna came up with these tile cubes for display…. I SO want to make one now from samples.

Favorite Furniture Designer

Shoppe Amber Interiors custom LA furniture is so beautiful – but honestly, I’m just loving classic shapes in organic materials.

Book or Film that Provides Constant Inspiration
Gimme all the design books. I am spending some free time looking at Made for Living and Homebody for truly useful design tips and advice.

Jamie Gernert, Founder WYC Designs

Favorite Flower or Plant

Olive branches forever and ever. I also love anemones and of course, peonies. I recently got a subscription box from Farmgirl Flowers – it’s nice treat two times a month to deck the house in fresh blooms.

Favorite Vintage Source

Etsy first, 1st Dibs second and Charish third.

Iconic Space That Inspired You

It’s not a space but the Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridge are so monumental and I always find myself in awe whenever I’m around them.


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