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I Love You, Jeff Lewis

Of course, not in a creepy way.  Well, not totally.

Much like Kelly Wearstler, I’d like to think that if Jeff Lewis and I knew each other, we’d be besties.  So, he’s kind of my other BFIMM (best friend in my mind).  I had a moment of down time yesterday (…which are very few and far between these days…), and I found a mini-merathon of his show, Interior Therapy, on Bravo (…ahh the reality train wrecks, I mean TV of Bravo.  What’s not to love?).

I’ve always been a fan of Flipping Out, and really admire the way he has taken his career (and impeccable taste) from flipping houses to a full blown design empire (Hello, Jeff Lewis Color!).

Not to mention, that every time I watch, I feel a small, comforting connection to my Southern California home.  But that’s just an added bonus.

But more than that, I just love his personality (even the irrational flip-outs) – especially his naughty sense of humor (Plus, I think I’d fit right in with Jenny, Zoila, and the rest of the gang.  I’m just saying….).   I love that he speaks his mind and has no qualms with telling people what they need to hear.

No filter.

Awesome.

I’ll be honest, as a designer, I’m probably a bit too nice when it comes to clients.  I have a tendency to sugar coat the negatives, and try not to hurt anyones feelings (“No, those chairs aren’t hideous eyesores that make me want to throw up, they’re just a bit outdated.”)

I blame my people-pleasing personality.  I guess I just wish I could be a bit more like Jeff sometimes and lay it all out there…. what I’m really thinking.  I’d love to get rid of the filter every once and a while.

So here’s to you my BFIMM, Jeff Lewis.  Your style is always cool, sophisticated, and timeless.  You, well, you are just awesome (…just don’t yell at me).  We should get together with Kelly sometime.  Now that would make for an interesting time…

Jeff’s got his formula down.

Modern patterns, earthy colors, and clean silhouettes – totally appeals to the OCD side of my personality.

(All photos via Jeff Lewis Design)

West Hills

West Hills

Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

Mid Wilshire

Mid Wilshire

Hollywood

Hollywood

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy 5

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Gramercy

Fox Hollow

Fox Hollow

Calabassas

Calabasas

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Bel Aire

Bel Aire

Hollywood

Hollywood

What do you think of Jeff?

Tiina

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. I LOVE Jeff! I am obsessed with his shows and work! Love the spaces you chose.
    xo, Mollye

    September 11, 2013
    • Thanks, Mollye! It’s just a “slight” obsession… Haha!

      T

      September 11, 2013
  2. I’ve been a fan of Jeff Lewis since he started on Bravo. His taste is to die for, would love to have him come in and redo my place. Everything goes so well together, impeccable!

    September 11, 2013
    • I agree completely, Patty!

      T

      September 11, 2013
  3. I have to say when I first saw this post in my inbox the subject was cut off and I only read “I Love You, J…” I thought maybe you loved Julie Loves Home !
    😉
    Hahaha! Seriously thought, I love Jeff Lewis too …I just can’t stop drooling over those floors in the ‘hollywood’ home.
    Thanks for sharing!
    julie

    September 11, 2013
    • Well, of course I love Julie Loves Home, too!!!

      T

      September 11, 2013
  4. 😉

    September 11, 2013
  5. I completely agree with you when it comes to 1) Jeff Lewis and 2) not wanting to be mean. While I’m not a REAL interior decorator, I help my friends and family (which I have no problem being honest to) but also acquaintances. I cannot be mean/honest! I was helping someone out and they didn’t want their room to look like everyone else’s room, but when I wanted to help they chose an entire room out of a very well known catalog! I just said “oh that’s fun, but there’s way cooler stuff ((((insert any different store here)))).

    Surrounded by Pretty

    September 11, 2013

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