Brett Beldock, a former fashion designer and founder of Brett Design, has a crisp, creative but off-beat approach to design. Brett uses fabric, texture, material, and color to define each product and project, producing a sophisticated, innovative, and luxurious image in each room.
What inspired this career path for you?
When I was a fashion designer in my twenties, a good friend asked me to redesign her townhouse — it was sink or swim from there!
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
Art, photography, and fashion; I look at paintings and sculpture, and I can always see other things morphing from them. I can see a handle on a handbag and reimagine it as the corner of a cabinet.
Tell us about your creative process.
I usually go to art shows and antique shows for ideas. I take lots of photos and I come back to my desk and begin to sketch on trace, if I am doing wallpaper. I also go to my house at the beach with my tear sheets and photos, and I paint.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Modern, innovative, clean, whimsical
What’s a staple in your tool kit?
Number 2 pencils and tracing paper.
Who do you look up to in the design world?
Christian Liaigre, Adnet, Peter Marino, Arbus, Ruhlman, Le Corbusier, Yves St. Laurent, Givency, Balenciaga
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
Marilyn Monroe. A simple beautiful, pale, clean, and peaceful bedroom.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
Less is more.
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
I love Elle Decor, World of Interiors, and teNeues puts out great books of architecture.
What do you love about Viyet?
You find all styles of furniture and design on one site.