GUEST EDIT: BRIGETTE ROMANEK

GUEST EDIT: BRIGETTE ROMANEK

The interior designer behind the homes of Beyoncé, Gwyneth, Demi and more shares what's exciting her in design today and the contemporary art she loves.

PORTRAIT BY YE RIN MOK

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What do you collect?

BRIGETTE

Vases; portraits, either painted or photographed.

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Are there any young artists you’ve discovered recently whom you love?

BRIGETTE

Genevieve Gaingnard.

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If you could collect any one artist, who would it be?

BRIGETTE

Amoako Boafo.

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Do you find inspiration in art for your design work? How do you integrate art into your projects?

BRIGETTE

Art is such a personal expression for each and every one of us. The imagery, the colors, the vibe, the subject; it’s endlessly fascinating and inspiring. I find art an essential part of a space. For that reason, I'm always looking and searching with fresh eyes. I don’t know how to say it other than saying, you know when it’s right. It hits you in the right way. It’s an adventure, a hunt.

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Is there anything in design that excites you right now?

BRIGETTE

Everything about design excites me! Anywhere your eye lands is something that has been designed–by a human or mother nature. No surface is safe and I love that.

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What are your favorite spaces in the world?

BRIGETTE

My bed, the English countryside, my living room, Santa Barbara, Umbria.

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Is there a dream project you’ve not yet worked on?

BRIGETTE

Castle.

LIGHTNING ROUND

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Favorite Instagram accounts to follow?

BRIGETTE

Dianarantamaki makes me laugh out loud it’s so ridiculous. Nowness, Architectural Digest.

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Dream dinner guests (dead or alive)?

BRIGETTE

Prince, Martin Luther King, Princess Diana, Mark Rothko, President Obama, my grandmother. Too many to count.

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What’s the best gift you’ve given/received recently?

BRIGETTE

A trip to Mexico.

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What’s your greatest extravagance?

BRIGETTE

My home.

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What are your must-see travel tips for people visiting LA?

BRIGETTE

Beach, mountains, Mother Wolf for food.

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What are you doing right after this?

BRIGETTE

Going to sleep.