Steve and Brooke Giannetti
Steve and Brooke Giannetti are known for their artfully designed houses and unpretentious elegance. Steve, a renowned architect, founded the firm in 1994 and wife Brooke runs the company’s interior design studio and is the author of the popular design blog and Instagram account, Velvet and Linen.
Steve Giannetti has designed homes around the world for clients in nearly every architectural style. His unique combination of classical and modern architecture appears in homes from California to Nashville, Maine to Maryland, and all the way to the French countryside.
Brooke and Steve have authored three books. In addition to two bestsellers, Patina Style and Patina Farm, their new book, Patina Living, will be published in spring 2019 and captures the beauty of life on their property in Ojai, CA. Filled with breathtaking images of gardens and indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the book contains over 250 original images capturing the pleasure and humor of caring for chickens, goats, donkeys, and sheep on the Ojai property they designed.
The Giannetti product lines, carried in their shop in Santa Barbara, include custom furniture and antiques of the highest quality along with a luxurious collection of garments designed by Charlie Giannetti, Brooke and Steve’s son.
The Giannetti’s work has appeared in major national magazines including Veranda, Luxe, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Santa Barbara Magazine, C Magazine, Milieu, The Los Angeles Times, and other prestigious publications.
Alexa Hampton is the owner and featured designer of Mark Hampton, LLC., the world-famous design firm founded in 1976 by her late father, Mark Hampton. Its sister company, Alexa Hampton Inc, was founded in 2000 to house Hampton’s product division.
Hampton’s work is classic, traditional, and eclectic. Under her direction, the firm has completed a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects, from New York City and Cap d’Antibes, France to Hangzhou, China, and includes apartments and large residences, private airplanes and yachts.
Since 2002, Hampton has been selected by Architectural Digest as one of its ‘AD 100:’ the magazine’s directory of the world’s one hundred best interior designers and architects. She has been honored to receive similar accolades from publications such as House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Cottage & Gardens, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and international titles as well.
Hampton is the designer of a growing stable of eponymous lines for the home. She introduced her first line of fabrics and trims for Kravet, in 2000. Her “Alexa Hampton Collection” of furniture was launched by Hickory Chair Co. in the spring, 2005. A new and expanded furniture line will be launching with Theodore Alexander in the Spring of 2019. Hampton has licensed collections with Stark Carpet and Visual Comfort & Co. for lighting. She designs mantels for Chesney’s, pillows with Eastern Accents, table linens with La Gallina Matta, a paint range for Colorhouse Paint, hardware with SA Baxter, and will introduce two more launches in the first half of 2019: high end bath accessories with Labrazel and shades and blinds with The Shade Store.
Hampton is the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design, and Decorating in Detail and has been a contributing columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s Saturday “Off Duty” section. She is included in Jennifer Boles’ recent book: Inspired Design: The Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years and contributed to CJ Dellatore’s Interior Design Masterclass: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers.
Thomas Jayne and Jayne Design Studio are widely recognized for preservation and furthering of traditional design. Over the past 25 years, Jayne and the Studio have developed a reputation for creating rooms that are traditionally inspired, but modern in spirit, with a strong connection to history and place. Their work draws upon the past for inspiration, seeking details that will deepen and enhance their decoration.
In addition to his well-regarded international practice, Jayne has written three books published by the Monacelli Press: The Finest Rooms in America (2010), a monograph of his own work, American Decoration (2012), and in January 2018, Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses. His work has been published in numerous shelter publications and won multiple awards including an Arthur Ross Award and two Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. (Regular updates of his latest work and travels can be seen at Instagram @thomasjayne and the Studio’s newsletter which can be subscribed to at www.jaynedesignstudio.com)
A native Californian, Thomas’ academic training has greatly influenced his design philosophy. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Applied Arts and trained in American material culture and the decorative arts during graduate study at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. He completed fellowships at the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historic Deerfield, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and worked in the estates and appraisals department at Christie’s. His interest in architecture and the decorative arts eventually led him to pursue a career in interior design. He was fortunate to work in two of the most influential design studios in America –Parish-Hadley & Associates and Kevin McNamara, Inc.– before founding Jayne Design Studio in 1990.
With over thirty-five years in the business of design, Charlotte Moss has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Housing Works’ Groundbreaker’s Award, The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award, and is named one of Elle Décor Grand Master List of Top Designers.
Charlotte has used her experience culled from thirty-five years of decorating homes to design collections of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture, fabrics and trims for Fabricut, carpets and sisals for Stark Carpet, china for Pickard, and clothing with IBU Movement. Last fall, Charlotte collaborated with PE Guerin to create a collection of cuff bracelets based on their archive of historical designs. Most recently, Charlotte has re-launched her photography prints with Soicher Marin and created five distinct pillow collections with Eastern Accents all available on Perigold.
Charlotte lectures widely and is a prolific author, having published ten books to date. CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS, is her most recent title (Rizzoli, 2018). Of all her work, philanthropy plays an important role in her life. Charlotte is a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, American Corporate Partners, The Madoo Conservancy, a member of the International Council of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and on the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design where she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree.
Thomas O’Brien is an interior and home furnishings designer based in New York City. He is the founder and president of Aero Studios, one of America’s leading design firms, and the proprietor of Aero Ltd., the home boutique that is the retail extension of the studio.
Since establishing Aero in 1992, O’Brien has been celebrated for translating modernism into a warm and livable style. From private residences to commercial properties; product design to the constant laboratory of his Aero store, his work is known for its collected, vintage elegance, even as it is sympathetic to the most practical ideas of home.
As an American designer, O’Brien is always interested in filtering together different historical points of reference to create something new for the present day. His combinations can seem at once familiar and revealing: the shared simplicity between modern 20th century and classical forms; the balance of bold and refined, comfort, and rarity. His mix of modern and traditional ideas extends to his Thomas O’Brien brand of home furnishings, with furniture, lighting, table and giftware, textiles, carpets, and plumbing made for both fine and daily living.
Thomas O’Brien received his BFA from The Cooper Union in New York City. He is regularly named to top editorial designer lists such as the AD-100, and his work has been featured in a variety of leading publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The New York Times, Time, Town & Country, and Veranda, among others. He is the author of three design books: the best-selling AMERICAN MODERN, AERO: BEGINNING TO NOW, and his third book LIBRARY HOUSE released in fall of 2018. He lives in Manhattan and in Bellport, New York.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Margot Shaw studied art history at Hollins College in Virginia and interior design at the University of Texas. Once a self-confessed “call and order flowers girl,” Shaw reached a watershed moment when planning her daughter’s wedding. Working alongside the floral and event designer, she recognized the artistry and inspiration involved in floral design and soon began apprenticing with the same designer. Unable to locate a publication that spoke to her passion, she set about creating one and launched Flower Magazine. Now in its 11th year, the magazine has grown to include features on homes, gardens, entertaining, and lifestyle. Margot is a sought-after speaker at antique & garden shows, museums, botanical gardens, interior design centers, and more. Her new book, Living Floral,
published by Rizzoli, will be released in spring 2019.
Margot considers philanthropy some of her most important work. She is on the National Advisory Committee of the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show in Omaha, and is a long-time board member of the Antiques at the Gardens in Birmingham. She is also on the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Depression and Suicide at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, a member of the Red Mountain Garden Club, and sits on the board of the Cahaba River Society.