Christopher Alan wrote: How did you make your start into design? ... Did you base your degree around design or was it something you pursued after school? Also, what advice can you give me at 21 that you would have found beneficial?
Answer: My design education started at a very early age. My father was a developer who designed and built custom homes. He is an artist at heart so every outing was a chance for him to teach us more about design and architecture. I credit him with teaching me that everyday life is the best classroom. I encourage you to look around your hometown for inspiration. When time and budget allow, travel to other countries. Some of my best ideas come from abroad.
I love the Ralph Lauren Home print ads. There is nothing the epitomizes my sense of style and taste than that look. I want my house to look like one of them. Any advice on achieving this without spending about $1M on RL furniture?
Answer: Ralph Lauren is an amazing designer in many fields. The thing you like about his work is the "layered" look. More than just the furniture (which is beautiful) a room needs the proper accessories and art to complete the design. Its like putting on a dress for a formal event without adding and jewelry. When I'm designing a traditional room I bring in accessories that tell a story -- like hanging old boat oars on the wall or framing antique family photos. Finally, wall coverings are a great way to warm up a room -- grass cloths are great!
I LOVE your show and would like to purchase past seasons on dvd. Can you talk to someone at Bravo about selling them. I'm sure they'd be a big seller and make you all lots of money. You have a HUGE fan base!!! Love you guys and can't wait for Season 3!!!
I am 73 years young and I have to say your show is the most entertaining show I have every come across in all my years. I have searched the Bravo site for word of when season 3 will be starting can you tell me when I can expect to see your lovely face again??? God Bless you and your Beautiful lil girl xo Lynn
Ryan, loved you on the show, and your daughter is so precious. However, her interaction with Jeff made me very nervous!!!!! Don't let him corrupt her, OK (smile).
I love your show and both yours and Jeff's design style. I love simple but clean and modern looking styles. I'm trying to re-paint my apt. and I can seem to decide on colors. Do you have any ideas. I hate to say it but I find myself drawn to pretty plain colors. (beiges and browns). Do you have any brands and colors you love best? Any help would be appreciated. And if you ever travel to the east coast for work, sign me up!
Hi Ryan, After recently seeing your show here in australia I am hoping you could possibly tell me where you got that great black four poster bed that you had in Nottingham? Possibly chinese influence?? Thanks Ryan. from justin (australia)
Hello; Am and avid fan...I am currently living in a "dump" next to a mini mansion (1 house off the bay in San Diego)...I've heard rumors that you might consider working outside of the L.A. area; Although I have a plan previously approved from the city from (Thoryk Archetect) I cannot say that I am thrilled especially after watching your show... My budget is modest 250K but I do have a wonderful view and we are on a cul de sac.....I am not looking for notarity and would be glad to be in the background while you transform this house. I eagerly look forward to watching the show each season but my true goal is to have a fabulous house....Please contact me at email@example.com or 619-8236959
I could use your expertise in color selection for the entire house, how do I connect to contract for your services?
ryan i love you your so talented ,power-driven and everything God gives good people i wish you and Jeff would get back together you make the best couple
Hi Ryan, My daughter, Cindy, and I are looking forward to the show returning in August.How is Chloe(sp?) She is such a sweet little girl - I will never forget her coming up and hugging me when we were at Phil and Todds. Hopefully, we will make it back to LA the end of the year. Wishing you the best and have a great day every day. Say hello to Dale and give Chloe a big hug for me.
Love the show!! I wish you guys traveled. If you ever do and would like to do some charity work, please come to my house in Naperville, IL. I need a new kitchen! Love you guys.
Hey RYAN Me and my girlfriend love the show and I give you props,you have the patience to work with and you don;t let him get to you lol.okay this is a weird questions. I am a BIG Star Wars fan and I was watching episode 1 the other day (here is where the weirdness comes in lol)amd I wanted to ask you.Now maybe it is just me but,have you ever been told you look like or been mistaken for the actor Ewan Mc Gregor? just wondering
hi Ryan how are you? did any body ever told you your chloe looks like shillo..i think that is her name brad pitts daughter?
I'm hoping you'll share the paint color of the walls in your home. Specifically, the wall that is often shown during your interview time with the gallery display and dark wood console table with candlesticks atop.
Thanks so much!
How can you sit there with such straight faces and not die laughing when someone says something stabbing about your guests?