Designer Crush: Kate Driver

1. Who is your biggest role model? 

My husband Walter.

2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? 

Great Expectations.

3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project? 

Take them out for cocktails!

4. What new design trends are you excited to integrate into your work? 

Lighting by boutique studios like Lindsey Adelman and Apparatus Studio.

How do you completely unwind? 

On my front porch swing in the evening with a blanket and some hot water with lemon.

6. If you hadn't become a designer, which career would you have pursued? 

Primatologist in Africa.

7. What’s the worst pre-designer job you’ve ever had and why? 

I worked in the warehouse at my uncle’s combat boot company.

8. What’s your favorite recipe (can also be a cocktail recipe!)? 

Brown Derby: bourbon, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and honey.

9. Create your perfect playlist for us. 

Lightning round!

10. Would you rather shop new or vintage? 


11. First celebrity crush? 


12. What’s your hidden talent? 

Handstand pirouettes, often convinced to do them at afternoon BBQs.

13. Best restaurant in your area? Where is it? 

Tasting Kitchen on Abbott Kinney in Venice

14. SF or LA?