Designer Crush: Matthew Leverone

1. Who is your biggest role model?
Would have to say my parents. They had such  great style and a love of design.
2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?
A Single Man. The sets were perfection!
3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?
It’s all about communication and understanding how they want to live. Listening to their every word…carefully.
4. What new design trends are you excited to integrate into your work?
Timeless, sustainable design by small workshops. I’m always looking for the new and interesting to present to clients.
5. How do you completely unwind?
Spending an evening with good friends.
6. If you hadn't become a designer, which career would you have pursued?
I’ve always been interested in design. I was originally going in the direction of architecture.

7. What’s the worst pre-designer job you’ve ever had and why?
I have to say working on a delivery truck. Early morning hours…not for me.

8. What’s your favorite recipe?
Martinez Cocktail with Old Tom Gin. The best! And Swedish meatballs. I’m ready to visit Sweden again!

Lightning round!

9. Would you rather shop new or vintage?

10. First celebrity crush?
Sophia Loren.

11. What’s your hidden talent?
Photography. The reason I’m crazy for Instagram.

12. Best restaurant in your area? Where is it?
A-16 Oakland. Love to eat at the bar.

13. SF or LA?