It’s widely known that to be an interior designer is a necessity to travel around the world to find inspirations, new concepts and new materials. Peter Dunham was raised in France, spent his summers in Spain and was educated in England. In terms of cultural knowledge this fantastic interior designer is hard to beat. All this background has a very important influence on Mr Dunham’s work.
He started his decorating career as an apprentice of the legendary David Hicks while studying International Business Administration.
In a recent interview with Luxe Interiors + Design, Peter Dunham explained that “David was my introduction to the world of design, and he became a mentor, friend and inspiration”. In 1998 was the year when we started his own company in Los Angeles and began to make projects for very famous people. He has been decorating houses, hotels, medical and film offices…there’s nothing that Mr. Dunham can’t do.
In the same interview he says that he fell in love really quickly with interior design: “When I finished my first project, I realized the extent to which I had been creatively frustrated working in an uncreative business before. If you a right-side-of-the-brain creative person, you only truly thrive doing something creative. Interior design is a very challenging profession. There is a lot of variety in the day of a designer, so time goes quickly, and the projects are different each time so it keeps it fresh. You have to love finding cool solutions to design challenges, but also thrive in dealing with personalities. I can say though, that there is nothing better than seeing the final product after finishing an install.”
He is a favorite of Hollywooders who like a little erudition with their decor. In his interiors, his line of textiles inspired by historic Persian patterns, and his voluptuous custom furnishings, Dunham commingles several centuries of style but never strains for effect.
Chic items such as organic geometric textiles, cushions, books, furniture, and vintage finds fill every nook and cranny of these two wonderful spaces. Peter has both designed his own textiles as well as collected items from Europe, on the East Coast, and at various auctions around the world. He can’t go on a vacation without working because design inspiration is everywhere (as well as fabulous goods to collect!).
Initially, David Hicks was Peter’s greatest influence when creating his textiles. Printing these textiles, and continuously reinterpreting details from dresses and other special items, remains one of his favorite activities. “I always look for rhythm and patterns,” says Dunham.
Peter Dunham’s work is a combination between his European roots and the American style. He describes his own style as “Casual traditionalist, eclecticism and rustic modernist all at once”
Peter Dunham is one of the best interior designers in the world. His projects are fantastic and can inspire the entire world. Covet Lounge will take you on a journey inside the Design world! Please don’t forget to subscribe and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.