Designer Profile: Chad James

Discover the creations of Chad James from the Chad James Group, an architectural consulting and design firm located in Tennessee. His team works to deliver designs individual to the client, from entire home renovations to boutique hotels. Timeless in their approach, these rich compositions promote the deepest appreciation for creativity.

Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck

 

What inspired this career path for you?
It started when I was young, I remember receiving a set of Legos and ​I’ve had a ​love affair with building things ever since. Then in High School ​everyone came to me to plan their parties​ to designing ​homecoming floats that is really when my dream manifested and​ I realized I was drawn to interiors.

What is your go-to source for inspiration? 
I love the outdoors and I try to be a part of its elements any chance I get.  Nature plays a huge part in what I do.  I am inspired by the location and the surroundings of each home, and I try to incorporate any outdoor elements to the interior.  You will find a palette of white, green, and blue hues if the home is in the mountains of Montana.  Various palettes and textures will emerge depending on where the home is located.

Tell us about your creative process. 
My creative process is ever changing and ever evolving because I find inspiration in many ways. The concept starts when the graphite meets the paper and a design in cultivated.

 Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck

 

Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Thoughtfully designed with intention

What’s a staple in your toolkit? 
Gummy bears (all red & orange please), red bull, and a splash of humor

Who do you look up to in the design world? 
There are so many but a few are Landy Gardner, Barbara Westbrook, and the late Jean-Michel Frank.

If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
I would love to design the presidential library for the Obamas.

Tell us your favorite design related word, phrase, or quote.
“If it’s not fun I’m not doing it.”

Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
All of them! I enjoy and appreciate seeing beautiful work from my peers in so many magazines

What do you love about Viyet?
I appreciate their vast collection of great products to select from

Shop Chad’s favorite Viyet picks!

www.chadjames.com

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