Designer Profile: Parker Kennedy Living

Parker Kennedy Living, founded by Lance Jackson and David Ecton, describe their look as “Preppy on the Edge”. The interiors are fresh while maintaining a deep-rooted interest in the traditional, and exhibit Palm Beach overtones. Lance shared with us more about his inspiration, creative process, and more.

What inspired this career path for you?
Lance: I have always been inspired by pretty things based around interiors from a very young age. I was always obsessed with color, fabrics, prints, furniture, architecture, historic interiors, the flow of a room, you name it … if it had anything to do with a house, from the gardens to the interiors, I was completely intrigued. Everyone told me I had “IT” the “eye”, so I went for it and graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Interior Design & a minor in Art History.

What is your go-to source for inspiration? 
Lance: My main go-to source for inspiration is probably shelter magazines first, then social media second. I still have to handle and touch and feel the magazines in my hands. I also am a big collector, and love to collect my “favorites”—stacks of magazines I refer to and read from time to time. I just looked through my favorite stack of Verandas this past week for inspiration. It truly feeds my creative mind all over again!

Tell us about your creative process. 
Lance: I usually do a mini concept board and pull ideas out of magazines, off-line, and cut them out and pin them up on my design boards in my studio. I look at all of it together for a few days and start the ball rolling after that. I usually start an interiors project with the color palette. After I get all my colors together with fabrics and wall coverings, I usually bring in textures and patterns next.

 

 

Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Lance: We are preppy, on the edge, with a fresh approach to traditional.

What’s a staple in your tool kit? 
Lance: We always have a paint deck and my favorite basket of wallpapers and fabrics as a little inspiration.

Who do you look up to in the design world? 
Lance: I have always loved David Hicks, Billy Baldwin, and Tony Duquette.

If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
Lance: It would be a living room for one of my “Swan Crushes” Marella Agnelli. I love her style and her look. She was beyond classic. She would have been a dream client to work with.

Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
Lance: Choose Quality over Quantity, Always

Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
Lance: The Glam Pad Blog, The Pink Clutch Blog, Traditional Home magazine, Veranda magazine

What do you love about Viyet?
Lance: I love the diversity and the large amount of selections that Viyet has to choose from. It is very easy to work with online.

Shop Lance and David’s favorite Viyet picks!

www.parkerkennedyliving.com

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