There are so many things we love about New Orleans and one of the is interior designer Shaun Smith. A “2015 Next Wave Designer” he is a rocket right now in the designer industry and I am sure there are a few manufactures with their eyes on him.
Next time you are roaming down the streets of Magazine Street in New Orleans pop into his retail space to be inspired. Living with beautiful antiques in a modern world is something he makes happen beautifully.
“Shaun Smith Home is a full service design firm, lifestyle brand and shopping destination on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA. Shaun, a 2015 Next Wave designer for House Beautiful Magazine is known for a look that appears more collected than decorated, clean yet classic. His shop is an ever changing amalgamation of styles, objects, antiques, vintage finds and rare curiosities. Shaun Smith Home is also the exclusive Louisiana dealer of the iconic lamp designs of Christopher Spitzmiller.” Shaun Smith Home
What manufacturer would you love to team up with and why?
I would love to team up with Schumacher for a fabric line. Every fabric for as long as I can remember that I love and can’t live without is Schumacher. I have been dreaming up my own ideas for a creative line for my “fantasy” collaboration one day.
Who is the designer that you admire and how have they influenced your design work?
I am pushing myself more than ever especially in my own home that I am currently renovating when it comes to color and pattern. I love Miles Redd and the way he brilliantly makes color and pattern look so effortless in a space. It never looks intentional just that it happened perfectly.
What is a design tip you live by?
Edit. Edit. and live with what you love, not something “decorated”.
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
My puppies – to go potty 🙂
What is your favorite vacation spot and can you recommend a place to visit or stay there?
It’s so cliche to say Paris, however for someone in this industry its just so inspiring. My favorite hotel in the world is there and its my personal heaven on earth! Its the Royal Monceau Hotel
What happens in your initial meeting with a client?
The first and most important topic is budget. Everyone needs to know where everyone stands!
Describe what you like most about your home.
Its comfortable. I recently downsized from 5800 square feet to 1900 square feet and its made me so much happier. There is something about smaller rooms, and the intimacy within those when I entertain that I so prefer.
How would you describe your sense of style?
My Style is a mix of periods. I love putting an 18th century commode in the same room as a really stream lined Christian Laigre sofa, and a brass coffee tables from the 60’s. Truly great design is always collected rather than decorated.
Do you have a favourite colour scheme?
I hate to say it but I will always love white on white on white.
Photography and Contact Information
Shaun Smith Home | www.shaunsmithhome.com