Todd Nickey & Amy Kehoe

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what is your idea of perfect design happiness? todd | WHEN YOU SIT IN A SPACE AND FEEL CALM AND HAPPY. amy | THOUGHTFUL, FUNCTIONAL DETAILS - ESPECIALLY IN KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS.

what is your greatest fear in design? todd | THAT I WILL DO SOMETHING EXPECTED AND BORING. amy | A MIS-MEASURE.

which historical design figure do you most identify with? todd | THOMAS JEFFERSON - I LOVE HOW HE COMBINED FUNCTION, BEAUTY AND INNOVATION. amy | I ADMIRE THE RANGE OF JOSEF FRANK - DESIGNING VERY STRUCTURED PIECES TO THE FLORA & FAUNA INSPIRED TEXTILES FULL OF COLOR AND WHIMSY.

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which living designer do you most admire? todd | ANOUSKA HEMPLE AND MARK CUNNINGHAM. amy | HERVE VAN DER STRAITEN (FURNITURE), MARIA CORNEJO (FASHION).

what profession other than design would you like to attempt? todd | A VETERINARIAN. amy | MAKING THINGS WITH MY HANDS - FROM SEWING/WEAVING, TO COOKING, CERAMICS, ETC. LOVE THE INHERENT MEDITATIVE PROCESS THESE SKILLS  HAVE.

what is your greatest design extravagance? todd | SILK VELVET AND FRINGE...OH AND TOILE - LATELY. amy | THERE'S ALWAYS ONE ON EACH JOB - IT JUST DEPENDS. SOMETIMES IT’S THE STONE COUNTER TOPS AND SOMETIMES IT’S THE RUG! BUT EVERYONE HAS A GUT REACTION TO IT AND THE 'LET’S GO FOR IT' ATTITUDE!

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when and where were you happiest with your design? todd | HASN'T HAPPENED YET. amy | WHEN THE PROJECT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE WORK ANYMORE.

what do you consider your greatest achievement in design? todd | MAKING DIFFICULT PEOPLE HAPPY WITHOUT FEELING LIKE I'VE SOLD MY SOUL TO THE DEVIL. amy | THE HONOR OF CONTINUING TO WORK WITH INTERESTING PEOPLE AND EXCITING HOMES.

if you died and came back as another designer or design object, who or what do you think it would be? todd | AN OLD WORN RUG... LOTS OF STORIES AND  UN-SELF CONSCIOUS. amy | A CHRISTIAN ASTUGUEVIEILLE PIECE.

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what specific design related talent are you lacking that you would you most like to have? todd | I DON'T DRAW VERY WELL. amy | HONESTLY, I JUST WISH I COULD BE MY OWN HANDYMAN.

what is your most treasured design related possession? todd | I JUST BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL MOBILE. FLOATING SHAPES - MADE OF THIN PLYWOOD AND PAINTED BLACK. amy | WILLIAM MORRIS WALLPAPER IN MY BEDROOM.

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what do you regard as the lowest depths of misery in design? todd | PERGO. amy | LACK OF MOMENTUM IN THE PROJECT.

what curse word do you most frequently use? todd | I CAN'T' F'ING SAY IT. amy | DAMN IT.

what is your favorite design related word? todd | EASE. amy | TRANSPORTED, AS WHEN A ROOM TRULY MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN A DIFFERENT PLACE.

what is your least favorite design related word? todd | FABULOUS. amy | YUMMY.

what turns you on in design? todd | DEEP SIMPLICITY. amy | WHEN A SPACE IS BOTH UNEXPECTED & TIMELESS.

what turns you off in design? todd | GRANITE. amy | A 'SHOWROOM' VIBE.

what is your motto in design? todd | KEEP IT REAL. amy | BE OPEN & STAY CREATIVE EVERY DAY, AND TAKE A GOOD STEP BACK WHEN YOU NEED TO.

IMAGE CREDITS | Amy + Todd Headshot, Plein Air SeascapeTextile Gröna Fåglar 100 LinenJosef Frank Headshot, Richard Saja Embroidered Toile, Jessica Light Kanazara Collection Fringe, Vintage RugChristian Astuguevieille Mirror, Nickey Kehoe Designed Venice Beach Residence, Amy Kehoe's William Morris Wallpaper.