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.