• Profile: Laura Day

    by  • 12 Feb ’10 • Laura Day, profile • 13 Comments

    Warning: It is highly likely that you will lose several hours of your day after reading this post!

    Laura Day is as cute and clever as they come. Not to mention she is quite talented too. Some of you may remember Laura from The Learning Channel’s hit series Trading Spaces. Not being much a television watcher, I was thankfully introduced to Laura through our mutual friend Julia Noran. Yesterday, Laura launched her latest (and very exciting) venture—Laura Day Living. A fabulous new website that marries design experience with life experience in a way that is useful, inspiring, informative and fun.

    The launch issue of Laura Day Living is built around her Park Avenue flat, a project inspired by nature and natural curiosities. The website is set up like a virtual home and organized by rooms. You can see how Laura breaks down her Park Avenue flat (room by room) and find out more about what influenced the design. Best of all you are given links to all the resource that inspired each space.

    How would you describe your style?
    I strive for fresh, unexpected and thoughtful with a sense of humor and wit.

    What inspires your creativity and designs?
    Fashion, other designers, of course nature, films, New York City, my daughter, and just about everything I lay my eyes on!

    What is your most prized possession
    ?
    My Harry Winston engagement ring and all the photo books I have made since our daughter was born.

    What is the one thing in life you cannot live without
    ?
    My Family and caffeine!


    Who are your style icons?
    There are so many, but to name just a few: Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, Kelly Wearstler, Jackie Kennedy.

    Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project?
    Mario Buatta. I would never dream of using so many patterns in one space and he does it so gracefully!

    Kelly Wearstler. I would just like to spend a day in her shoes. I am so curious! And, I love how her work is constantly changing and how she is always evolving!

    Jonathon Adler. He seems like so much fun!

    What books are currently on your bedside table?
    Twighlight (all four of them)
    William Lescaze on being an Architect
    Books on Belgian Farm houses because I am building a new house in the Hamptons.

    What is your favorite luxury in life
    ?
    Cashmere, great hotels and good food!

    What is your idea of earthly happiness
    ?
    A day at the beach with my husband and our daughter and sleeping in.

    Past or present who has most influenced your direction in life
    ?
    My Mom

    Profile by Ronda Carman
    Photos by Francois Dischinger

    13 Responses to Profile: Laura Day

    1. Anne
      12 Feb ’10 at 1:26 pm

      Yep! Just spent way to much time on her site. I love it!!

    2. stacystyle
      12 Feb ’10 at 2:03 pm

      This feels so fresh! Love her use of color and texture.

    3. ArchitectDesign™
      12 Feb ’10 at 4:25 pm

      that ceiling in the first photo will make me loose sleep- so fabulous! I haven't seen the show before, but after seeing all of this I'll have to check it out!!!

    4. ALL THE BEST
      12 Feb ’10 at 4:37 pm

      Isn't it stunning!!! I love it too. Such a great photo.

    5. Karena
      12 Feb ’10 at 5:06 pm

      Really fabulous images, Great designer and Ronda, great interview!!
      Laura is amazing! I will check her site.
      Karena

    6. ALL THE BEST
      12 Feb ’10 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Karena,
      You are always so wonderfully supportive!

    7. style chronicle
      12 Feb ’10 at 6:34 pm

      Going to check it out now! She looks to be innovative and creative. Thanks for sharing!!

    8. melissa lee
      12 Feb ’10 at 7:15 pm

      LOVE THIS APARTMENT!!!
      AS,I TOO, HAVE NEVER WATCHED TV I HAD NOT INTRODUCTION TO HER!!!

      CASHMERE,GOOD HOTELS, AND GOOD GOOD, I WOULD ADD, HIGH QUALITY TEAS, AND CHOCOLATES, WHICH COULD BE UNDER THE FOOD LABEL…. HOW ABOUT DESIGN BOOKS, AND NOW THE DISCOUNT DESIGN SIGHTS SUCH AS "ONE KINGS LANE"…………

      GREAT BLOG, RONDA…

      XXOO
      MELISSA http://WWW.HONEYBEEANDMEBLOG.COM

    9. west by south
      13 Feb ’10 at 6:31 am

      I LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing!

    10. mary
      13 Feb ’10 at 12:40 pm

      I loved visiting Laura's "magazine"–have book-marked it–so positive and forward-looking. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

    11. Renee Finberg
      14 Feb ’10 at 1:51 am

      i love her dining room with the paper best of all.
      i am a lover of wall covering all my life.
      xx
      happy VDAY

    12. RG ART & DESIGN Inspirations
      15 Feb ’10 at 2:57 am

      Very interesting profile… I identify a little bit with her background story… from the country to the city. Her curiosity… traveling with short money… etc. Very lively person who I would love to meet in person!

    13. Material Girls- Emily
      26 Feb ’10 at 2:36 am

      Such a small world! One of my design clients (in Dallas) is one of Laura's good friends and was telling me that she was recently featured on All the Best!! I had to check it out! Love her style.

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