This is the first interview in a new series of Designer Profiles. Let’s get to know the designers and architects who are specifying DuChateau Floors in their projects.
Founded in 1997, Kenneth Brown Design is one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after design firms, retained to design multimillion-dollar celebrity homes and various commercial projects. Trend-setting interior designer Kenneth Brown blends the warmth of Southern hospitality with clean Southern California lines. His unique creations reflect his belief that comfort holds the key to successful design. After appearing on television shows on Fine Living, TLC, and HGTV, he was named to the Top 100 designers by House Beautiful and Western Interiors.
Last year Kenneth and his design team opened a retail space in Los Angeles. DuChateau Floors Vernal Collection in San Tropez is featured in the cozy shop.
Tell us about your first job in the design field. My first job was working for a large hospitality design firm doing Vegas hotels. It was quite an eye opener for a kid straight out of the countryside in Louisiana.
How would you describe the style of your own home? My home is a warm modern palette with high contrast in black and white with polished nickel accents.
What inspires you today? I’m always inspired by travel. It opens your eyes to many other points of view.
What is your most memorable travel destination? I lived in Rome briefly and loved to watch how fashionable the local people were set against such historic buildings. The two together were so inspirational.
What is your favorite book/magazine on design? Favorite website? I’m a huge fan of every design magazine I get my hands on.
What projects are you working on now? We’re doing a large private residence from the ground up in Tucson AZ, an ad agency in Huntington Beach CA, and Executive Offices for Warner Brothers.
What’s left on your wish list of design projects? I’d like to do some projects in Southern Louisiana – I recently finished building my second home down there to be close to family. There’s some beautiful architecture I’d like to get my hands on.