Dreaming of Design


Adair Curtis, principal designer at JSN Studio and cast member of Instant Dream Home, shares what’s at the top of his list

“These vintage 1960s slouchy chairs—reupholstered in the most sumptuous camel-colored cashmere by fellow designer Jeremiah Brent for his beautiful new shop Atrio in Culver City—are a must-have. They are a one-of-one pair that hit all the notes: aesthetic, comfortable and special.”

Vintage slouchy chairs; available at ATRIO

“What can be more decadent than a gorgeous lamp sculpted by hand from two pieces of brilliant Arabescato marble? This piece elevates every space it illuminates.”

Sculpted Pillar Arabescato Marble Lamp by HENRY WILSON; available at Claude Home

“I’m typically drawn to vintage lighting, but everything Eny Lee Parker creates speaks to me! This piece is sculptural and organic while appearing to be a piece of art itself.”

Lamp 1006 by ENY LEE PARKER; available at Love House

“I’m always on the hunt for something different, and while this mirror isn’t over the top, the simple yet playful elements allow for it to be a lighthearted addition in my projects.”

Lolo Mirror by CHEYENNE CONCEPCION; available at Afternoon Light

Another sculptural piece and this time, VIDIVIXI’s Cafe Con Leche cocktail table—in an oxidized brass—could easily live in modern, contemporary or transitional spaces. A piece like this could add to the conversation of a room or meld into the environment, depending on how it’s styled.”

Café Con Leche occasional table by VIDIVIXI; vidivixi.com

Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola’s pieces seem to jump off the wall and grab me. The durag is synonymous with Black culture and was such a significant part of my upbringing and that of every Black boy I grew up with. To see it elevated to the level of art is fascinating.”

Lift Every Voice (2022) by ANTHONY OLUBUNMI AKINBOLA; available at Sean Kelly Gallery

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