The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Influential Interior Designers in L.A.
Ask Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe to describe the process behind the “earthy elegance” that informs their mix of classic and California modernist, and you’d swear you were talking to a couple of studio creative executives. They speak of “pitching” their clients and conjuring spaces that tell a “story.” Says Nickey: “We really work hard with people to create their narrative. We’re like editors.” No wonder such clients as Shearmur — for whom they interjected Palladian elements into a classic Spanish Colonial — can relate. “A lot of our clients are exposed to the places they travel,” says Kehoe.
“There’s a wide net of references from their experiences.” The pair’s own globetrotting is evident in their furnishings sold at their NK shop on Beverly Boulevard, which houses everything from a headboard inspired by 18th century Dutch building facades to a chair that channels Vienna’s Wiener Werkstatte design movement.
On young Hollywood style: “There’s a new generation in Hollywood, more Bohemian, with a love for a casual, lived-in look.”