We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

This week we are joined by Los Angeles-based interior designer and founder of JDP Interiors, Joyce Downing Pickens. Joyce’s philosophy on her signature neutral color palette is that a home should be a sanctuary from the busy world – and that sentiment couldn’t be more relevant at a time like this. Fittingly, Joyce also has a strong appreciation for balance: Combining new design sensibilities with old world aesthetics to create a timeless feel, and carefully crafting spaces to evoke both masculinity and femininity. Speaking of which, join us as she shares the vintage find she used to bring masculine energy into her home, the show she’s been binge-watching while in quarantine, and the first place she plans on visiting once it’s all over.

Last show you binge watched?
Oh gosh this is so embarrassing, but I very uncharacteristically got sucked into Love is Blind. This type of show is usually too cringey for me to watch, but it was like watching a train wreck. I couldn’t peel my eyes away!

Coolest vintage piece in your house?
I love our vintage Falcon chair by Sigurd Ressell. I found this piece after my boyfriend was mentioning he would like more masculine items throughout our house, and it was the perfect fit, find, and solution. It just screams “Sit here with a whiskey and a good book!”

Where’s next on your travel bucket list?
Hawaii! With so many travel restrictions at the moment, we figured we’d explore one of the US’s most beautiful destinations. We’re leaning towards Kauai and the authentic, untouched, “locals only” vibe it has to offer.

Do you collect anything?
Vintage paintings and furniture! I can’t get enough of anything woven. I really might have a wicker addiction and need to be controlled!

What’s a current trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?
Ugh…modern chrome furniture. I rarely see it executed well.

Headshot by Amy Bartlam


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April 24, 2020

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