This interior designer creates show stopping spaces inspired by his decade as a Broadway star. Meaning, there is no shortage of drama, boldness, and personality in Adam Hunter’s bespoke interiors. Hear what he had to say about his interior design perspective.
Q: Not everything in a space has to be designer, but we all hope to have at least a few special pieces. What unique or custom elements of art/design do you think are worth buying?
LIGHTING. AND. RUGS. 100%. Lighting is the jewel of the room and rugs literally ground the design. If you want your designs to be memorable, you need to invest into these items.
Q: As a professional interior designer, you play the role of visionary, curator, and project manager. What aspects make it challenging to find unique art/designs? What’s good and bad about the process of working with Creators on custom pieces?
Designing becomes challenging when I have to look three years into the future. From the time we sign a client, develop the design, photograph the project and then publish in magazines – the design could already be dated.
Q: How often do your clients request something unique or custom? What do they typically ask for and what are their criteria/priorities for bigger budget items or focal pieces? (ie. they want to buy local, made-to-order or sustainable goods)
Clients often ask for custom work – which is great because I have the opportunity to be super creative. Custom work is not always the most expensive option. If we are going to work on something custom or unique, we educate the clients on what they should put their money into. For example, rugs and lighting.
Q: Does buying unique make a positive global impact? How do interior designers play a role?
Absolutely. Making custom / unique items for a clients home keeps our carbon footprint low because most of our custom furniture is made locally here in LA.
Q: While they’re both creatives, Creators sometimes don’t understand the challenges of accomplishing projects as an Interior Designer. Do you have any advice for Creators (like painters or furniture designers) who’d love to connect and collaborate with designers like you?
Yes – we need to see and feel materials. As much as this digital world is imperative, I feel like most designers need to touch the samples, see pieces in person etc. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve asked to see furniture or lighting that we have selected for clients and no one has it available nearby. How can you ask a client to pay the price of an Audi for a light fixture when they only get photos?
Q: What are your top 3 favorite items or Creators you spotted on Wescover?