In this episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast I have a conversation with interior designer Danette Lawrence. Danette has been in the design business for well over 20 years, and in those decades of toil she’s honed a keen sense of style. She got her start as a designer working as a set decorator in L.A., but after doing that for a few years she felt the pull to come back to Northern California. She left showbiz and L.A. behind but she brought the love of style and design back with her.
In this hour long conversation we touch on a wide range of topics: her work in showbiz, and a dive into some of the reality TV shows that have to do with the interior design business. We talk about some of the hottest interior design trends going on today, and also what kinds of things Danette thinks we’ll look back on in 10-20 years and wonder what were people thinking?
Danette makes a very interesting point though in that it’s OK if you design a home in a style that becomes dated in 10-20 years. There’s a solution for that: re-design. She points out that people change over time – your needs, lifestyle, habits, family, etc., will all change, so shouldn’t the style of your home also change with the passage of time? People can become stuck, and changing their living environment can help them become un-stuck in so many ways.
We wrap up the discussion by talking about some of the best places folks can go in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas to get design and style inspiration – there’s a lot of fun shops to check out where you listeners can get inspired too.
Eye Design House – Danette’s web site
Eye Design House – on Facebook