Kenneth Brown Design

A few years back, I used to never miss the show Redesign on HGTV. Focused on the work of LA-based designer Kenneth Brown, there literally was never a makeover on that series that didn’t take my breath away. However, for whatever reason, HGTV pulled the show a few years ago. I suspect that because the show often featured very high end makeovers, perhaps they didn’t feel it was accessible to viewers? (Which, sidenote, is such a disappointment. It’s the same story on Food Network. Sometimes I like aspirational more than inspirational, you know?)

In any case, earlier in the fall I got to thinking about his work, and decided to “re-discover” him by taking a look at his portfolio. I am so glad I did! While designers like Mary McDonald still knock my socks off, there’s something about Kenneth’s work that is innately livable. You feel like you’d be comfortable in one of his rooms for years and years to come — and your guests would too. I think I might also be drawn to his designs because they are slightly more masculine, and therefore, more permissible in my own household!

It looks like Kenneth’s webpage was recently re-designed, so nearly all of the photos here were captured before the new site launch. You should definitely take a peek at his extended portfolio though to get a sense of the “Tailored Transitional” and “Warm Modern” styles his designs evoke.

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Oh yes. That’s BLACK imperial trellis wallpaper you’re seeing. I remember watching this makeover happening on TV, and it was just beyond. If only you guys could see the before.

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I remember seeing this room being done as well. Kenneth spent so much time sourcing the sea green tiles around the fireplace to help maintain some of the period character of this home. Isn’t the combination of that Chesterfield with the super glossy, modern coffee table great?

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kenneth brown design

A greek key side chair? Is this real life?

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This bedroom is an absolute inspiration to me. Yes, it’s simple, but I love how serene it is, though also sexy and masculine. No matter how many years go by, an upholstered nailhead bed with clean, white linens will NEVER get old. Besides, with such a neutral color palette in the sitting area, you can easily add small doses of color if the mood struck.

What do you think of Kenneth’s designs? Had you ever seen his show?

{Image Credits: Kenneth Brown Design}

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