For those in the design space, DAVID BRIAN SANDERS needs no introduction. I met him about 10-15 years ago at Equinox through my good friend Howard Green who’s one of LA’s top talent managers – so I naturally thought DAVID was one of his flawless and talented clients. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s got a tan and smile for days, a cool raspy voice — and the warmest Southern demeanor.
Turns out – he’s a former executive corporate chef turned sought after interior designer / furniture collection founder / TV personality whose work has been featured in the LA TIMES, WASHINGTON POST and TRADITIONAL HOME.
So I figured he’s the perfect guy to turn to with my New Years resolution in tow: redecorating — and more importantly, overhauling our family’s toddler infested living space!
1. What are your 3 sources of inspiration when creating / designing a space?
Well, typically I have more than three, but my top three are: the great outdoors, vintage architecture, and often times abstract art, by Rothko, Stella, and I love a good Klimpt line drawing!
2. Who are your top 3 designer choices (furniture or drapery, etc.) for those of us on a budget?
(2) Crate and Barrel;
(3) And of course my new furniture collection, David Brian Sanders, The Collection, especially the accessories.
3. What are your top 3 tricks to make a small space seem larger?
(1) White Paint
(3) AND – Open Up Those Walls!
4. What has been your favorite space to design and why? Celebrity home, restaurant, whatever.
My favorite space to design is the Kitchen, because being a former chef, I appreciate the Kitchen as being the hub of the house. It draws people in, I make them inviting, people feel comfortable in kitchens, it evokes conversation, laughter, and most important the kitchen feeds people, which usually makes us HAPPY!
5. You have such clean lines and open spaces. With Marie Kondo and her rules of tidying up being all the rage these days, what are your top 3 tips on getting rid of clutter. It’s pretty tough in our house with the kids bringing in new art projects every day!
(1) Group your accessories in odd numbers only.
(2) Donate items that really have no sentimental value
(3) Edit, edit and edit again!
THANK YOU, DAVID FOR THE WISDOM, INSPIRATION AND CREATIVE EYE. MUCH GRATITUDE — AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!