Derek's style: Atomic Danish Kitsch
Inspiration for my home: Matt Helm (fictional U.S. government counteragent) on a budget.
Favorite Element: The living room, where I can sit and enjoy the artwork I've found, framed and displayed.
Biggest Challenge In Designing My Home: Trying to hide the fact the carpet looks like it threw up on the walls!
Biggest Embarrassment: The carpeting.
Proudest DIY: All the reframing I DID MYSELF on my art wall.
Biggest Indulgence: The long rectangular red-orange swirl painting which I almost had to sell myself to buy it. I've had it a while, but it was worth more in the 90's.
Best Advice Given or Received: Take it way too far then pull back one notch!
Dream Source: 1965 Blue Chip Stamp Store
Appliances: A mix of vintage and modern, with a fondness for anything avocado green.
Furniture: Mix of danish and atomic from various sources.
Accessories: Mix of high and low end, whatever catches my eye.
Lighting: Love those pole lamps!
Flooring: ugly beige carpet
Rugs and Carpets: One throw rug from Clover in the bedroom
Tiles and Stone: Original pink tile in the bathroom
Window Treatments: original to the apartment.
Bed: retro platform from Futurama
Artwork: ALL VINTAGE, mix of oil, seragraphs and metal sculptures.
Other: 60's bar is actually my design, it looks old, but it is all new. The bar is the only thing in the living room not vintage (besides my cats).