Continuing our series in which spotlight some of our favorite designer customers, this week we are featuring Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors. Born in the Czech Republic and currently residing and working in Los Angeles, Lucie's work has both European and Californian influences. Read on for a Q&A with her and a look at some of the beautiful interiors she has created.
Q: How would you describe your design sense?
A: Soulful European meets playful Californian
Q: How did you get into design?
A: I was born into design. I started as a 7 year old girl rearranging furniture in my room constantly. My father was a carpenter and made furniture. My mother has a residential development firm. It's in my blood clearly!
Q: What’s your design philosophy?
A: Design to create an experience that feels good.
Q: What’s your favorite part about being a designer?
A: Using both creative and analytic parts of my brain.
Q: What helps you stay organized?
A: Systems. I love Asana (project and task management), Boomerang for Gmail (scheduled sending and email reminders), and IvyMark (software for interior designers) - could NOT survive without any of those.
Q: What keeps you sane?
A: Systems (see above)
Q: How do you come up with the color palette for a room?
A: The client's feedback on colors, the light of a room, the purpose of that room, and the mood I want to evoke.
Q: What's your go-to pillow size?
A: 22 x 22
Q: What are the apps you can't live without?
A: Boomerang for Gmail, Instagram, and Pinterest
Q: Are you a morning or night person?
A: Morning all the way
Q: What's a color you never tire of?
A: Navy blue
Q: What's on your nightstand?
1. Flower: Dahlia & Peony
4. Go-to paint: Anything by Drikolor
5. Luxury Candle: Armatura by Fornasetti
6. Artist: Shana Frase
8. Style Icon: Kelly Wearstler and Cleopatra
9. Everyday Outfit: White T-shirt & Jeans
10. Place to Shop for Vintage Pieces: Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena
11. Guilty pleasure: High quality bedding (see #3 above)
To learn more about Lucie Ayres, visit her website and social media profiles:
Facebook: 22 INTERIORS
photography by: Amy Barlam