Saturday, October 26, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Betsy Burnham

I was flipping through the November issue of Coastal Living today, and this Q&A with Los Angeles-based designer Betsy Burnham piqued my interest... 

Her quote intrigues me... "I can define a client's design goals by looking in her closet."

 
 
I absolutely love Betsy's eclectic mix of color, vintage, and Chinoiserie elements. (I also love that she has two Chihuahuas named Lola and Nina Garcia.  How cute is that!?) Here are a few of my favorite rooms from her portfolio....













Now back to Betsy's intriguing quote... Is your décor a reflection of your wardrobe? Does our sense of style in fashion go hand-in-hand with our decorating tastes? I am interested in exploring this concept further.

13 comments:

  1. I love this concept too...and think it is true for me! Love BB too:)

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  2. Beautiful work here! I have to go check out her portfolio!
    Enjoy the weekend,Karolyn

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  3. I have heard this quote from a few designers, and I don't agree. My wardrobe is mostly black. I do love her style, now I need to check out her portfolio.

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  4. I wish I was bold enough to live with orange. Some really good work here....
    Sharon
    @novaraway

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  5. I interned for Betsy when I was in college and I love her bold style and eclectic design! I think my design style is definitely a little more all encompassing than my wardrobe, but maybe that means I should mix up my clothing and be a bit more adventurous :)

    Brittany
    www,classicallyb.com

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  6. To a certain extend I agree with the quote...if you are talking about the larger themes. For example if you dress bohemian then your house probably has that vibe, and if you dress in a more classic look, I could see that reflected in the way you decorate your rooms. But as for exact details, I think I dress with more bold colors and patterns overall since I only have to live with an outfit for about a day. But when it comes to my house, especially big ticket items like a couch, I always go with neutrals because I have to live with it for years!

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  7. What a great portfolio love her use of color and pattern! Thanks for sharing Andrea!

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  8. Love her work...she is very talented...I'm not sure my wardrobe matches my home..but I guess that could be true...

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  9. I just love her work - chic and sophisticated and read her article cover to cover...such sage advice! Happy Monday ~

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  10. I love that first room. Thanks for the intro!

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  11. I have loved so many of her rooms. So glad to have a name to go with those amazing spaces. Thanks!

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  12. Hmmm that is intriguing to think about, whether your decor style reflects your wardrobe. I really don't think mine does. Maybe that's what I'm doing wrong with my wardrobe! A great thing to take into consideration.

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  13. Love these images ... I don't spend as much time on my wardrobe as I do my home ... or others' homes. I need to work on that!! xo

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