I’m counting down to the Design Star premiere on Tuesday, May 29 by featuring seven fun facts and confessions from each of the season seven designers. Next up on the list: Aussie interior designer and furniture designer Jordan Cappella.
How particular are you about your home? What is the one spot in the home that is the messiest or least designed?
My home is always camera ready. Maybe a pair of sneakers by the door, or a coat hung over a chair, but nothing that can’t be remedied in three minutes or less. I do have a hallway section that I am always redesigning in my head and for some reason its still white on white. Ha!
What is the number one mistake most people make when trying to design their home?
Lighting! People forget about the importance of balanced lighting. Always have a dimmer to create a mood!
Don’t make me choose just one! Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Antonio Banderas and Meryl Streep, to name just a few.
What’s something no one knows about you? A hidden skill or talent?
I am actually a really good cook. I stopped cooking for about five years, but have rediscovered my love for it in the past few months. As a result, I feel so much healthier, too.
If you could add one thing to the White House, it would be….a funky bright modern wallpaper to a wash room, just for an unexpected splash of fun!
What’s your biggest design regret?
I once painted a dining room in a bright apricot. It was very womb-like and every time i walked out of the room i felt like I was being reborn. It was not a good rebirth….haha. The hue was just a little off.
What is the most trouble you’ve gone through to get a piece for yourself or a client?
A few years back, I had a client whose funds were depleted mid-job. I helped her sell her jewelry and vintage bottles of alcohol so we could raise the money to continue the redesign of the apartment.