With a background in visual merchandising and display for an international fashion house, Los Angeles-based Bradley Adcock has always had an eye for design. After spending years remodeling and redesigning homes in the area, he launched his own firm six years ago, taking projects from the ground-up to their luxe finishing touches. Shop a cut of his Chairish favorites for a taste of his remarkable talents.
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What made you passionate about interior design? How’d you get your start in the field?
I tend to walk into a room and redecorate it in my head. I would go to friends’ houses and ask them if I could rearrange their furniture! Before I became an interior designer, I worked in visual merchandising and display for an international fashion house. That’s where I really honed my understanding of scale and flow.
What do you find most compelling about Chairish?
Where do I start? The furnishings are collectible and vintage. You offer speedy, one-of-a-kind design solutions in a world where lead times are longer than ever! I love discovering hidden gems. My design approach is all about layering items.
How does sustainability factor into your design choices and love of vintage?
I’ve always been a huge advocate of reusing and repurposing. The first thing I do when I start a project is go through the entire house—attic, garage and all!—and determine what can stay and what can be reworked or reupholstered. You would not believe the treasures clients pull out. I have a collected design aesthetic, so vintage is an essential component.
What are three of your favorite pieces on Chairish now?
Some of my faves include this 1950s Charlotte Perriand Libre coffee table; this vintage three-arm wall light in the style of Jean Royère; and this pair of Méandre’ side chairs by Design Frères.
Favorite way to create a statement-making moment in a room?
Dark and moody rooms are always statement makers. Art can also make or break a room; I typically start with a neutral base and add colorful art to bring it to life.
Do you have any go to color palettes and color combos?
I favor monochromatic color schemes using browns and greens. I love orange as a pop but my go-to color is greige (it has cool and warm undertones), because it’s a great base for any room.
What advice do you have for first-time clients about making their spaces truly personal?
Bring something that is personal and meaningful into the space. Add something unexpected or humorous; those are always conversation starters and make the room feel truly your own. Too much of any one style can make a room feel stuffy or unapproachable.
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