though its look may tip traditional, the house designed by joe lucas and parrish chilcoat that i profiled for the latest issue of trad home, is a hidden treasure trove of futuristic elements — it opens with a fingerprint not a key, you can program the appliances through your phone, etc. joe and parrish and i met up at their store, harbinger, on lacienaga in la where parrish and i discovered that we are both obsessed with teddy roosevelt’s home in oyster bay. you can read the full article here on page 124
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for traditional home’s annual digital publication, aptly called trad home, i’ve got a byline on three of the newbies in their annual feature on ten designers to watch — katie lydon (there’s a lightness to her rooms that’s particularly appealing), andrew maier (whom i had to convince to take credit for his work. he kept protesting that he was just a curator for his client’s good taste), and kristen rocke (her rooms are elevated by her inspiring lighting choices). i asked each designer the same basic set of questions — so, tell me about how you came to this project and what you thought the first time you saw the space. finding a question that is broad enough that the playing field for the answer feels wild and wide open…as i’ve said before, i love listening to people’s stories.