On October 3rd, Celebrity interior designer Kenneth Brown will present “The Celebrity Designer Within Us All,” in conjunction with the Carolinas Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Lunch is $15 and reservations are required. Call (336) 888-3751 or email email@example.com.
Brown believes it’s important to make every client feel like a star. But there’s very little mystique left to celebrity these days thanks to TV, paparazzi cameras and the newest wave of insider gossip blogs. We know what the stars wear, what they eat, how much they weigh and why they’re going back to rehab. All that’s left is literally what’s behind the closed doors of their homes.
As someone who’s been invited inside many of these palatial pads as both guest and designer, Brown says for many of the uber-famous, it’s become all about luxury beyond expectation. “Many celebrities these days want to live larger-than-life and there’s not a single room in the house that’s left behind.”
And that can mean designing dining rooms that comfortably seat 40 for an “intimate” dinner party, creating a closet that’s automated with wardrobe-tracking computers, or seeking out custom-designed, gem-laden chandeliers.
“People used to talk about the $10,000 sofa, but now it’s the $50,000 sofa,” he says. “It’s not a matter of keeping up with the Joneses. It’s keeping up with the Cruises and the Pitts.”
But since few clients can afford to request a diamond-encrusted coffee table, for designers, Brown says, the challenge becomes this: What can you do to treat every client like a star and bring a little painless pampering into their life?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a multi-million dollar project or a room renovation on a shoestring budget. Kenneth Brown believes good design can change lives. Whether he’s creating a new dining room for a recently divorced mom so she can entertain on her own terms, or helping tormented teen sisters make peace with each other by redesigning their shared bedroom – he’s seen it happen.
“It’s amazing to see how these positive changes in the home can also really transform the people within it,” says Brown.
With his stylish mop of blond hair and winning smile, Brown radiates star appeal as host of the popular HGTV series reDesign. But it’s his keen sense of design and color combined with sincerity and enthusiasm that have made him one of Southern California’s most sought-after designers. Named one of the top 100 designers in America by both Western Interiors and House Beautiful, he’s also been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Live Your Best Life Tour.”
All budgets deserve good design, says Brown, who’s working on a book series that illuminates his design process and is also creating a product line that will be available through a major retailer. And with an eye to the future, he continues on, calmly changing the world one room at a time.
For more information on Kenneth Brown please visit www.kennethbrowndesign.com. To arrange an interview please call Valerie Allen Public Relations at 310-264-1888.
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