The Off-Screen Work of On-Screen Designers: 4 Looks You Have Never Seen on TV
Images: Jeff Lewis Design
If you’re like me and enjoy watching interior design television, you probably have some favorites. Those designers seem to make some of the worst spaces look amazing, but I often wonder what kinds of things they get into when working outside the framework of television design.
In addition to the multiple TV shows featuring Jeff Lewis, he is active on the speaking circuit, has his own line of interior paint, and provides interior design services to private clients. In 2010, he was selected by House Beautiful to design their Kitchen of the Year, shown above.
After rising to fame on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Nate Berkus continued his 15-year career working with his firm’s interior design clients creating relaxed, livable spaces like the living room above. Along with that, he also wrote two successful books, starred in his own talk show, and developed an eponymous line of goods for Target. He was also an executive producer of the film, The Help.
Anthony Carrino and John Colenari
Known for their shows “Kitchen Cousins” and “Cousins on Call”, Anthony Carrino and John Colenari also work in the family owned construction and renovation business. Specializing in urban mixed-use and adaptive re-use, the firm has taken on multiple renovation projects such as the conversion of a former fire station into their business location. The double sink shown above is from a brownstone renovation/conversion where they created four condo units – great use of warm brown tones in this space.
Having been off the air for a time, Roger Hazard still has a tremendous number of design projects in the works. Along with his work for a national cabinetry firm, he is leading the renovation of his own Victorian in upstate New York and has a thriving furniture design and manufacturing shop. Oh, and he still works with private clients, too; this living room is a great example of his relaxed style.
What are some of the off-screen projects of your favorite television interior designers?