We continue the CCT Design Spotlight series with Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs. Denise founded her design firm on the premise that active collaboration among designers, artists, and craftspeople create signature homes that integrate style and function. She recently had her work featured on the cover of HGTV Magazine, where she styled our BRIDGE / Slate pillows in a contemporary Greenwich living room. Denise sat down with us to talk textiles and share details about her next big design project, a CASTLE brought over from Europe!
Hi Denise! Thank you for sitting down with us. We're so impressed with your work and your artful use of color and pattern. What is your design philosophy?
Surround yourself with things that make you happy. I always incorporate vintage items into every room I design. This gives the space a curated feel and some history. I have amazing vintage dealers in Miami, Italy, and on the West coast who send me pictures as soon as unique items arrive, so I am constantly buying things both for myself and for my clients. I really like to mix, and I think that’s what makes great design.
"I always incorporate vintage items into every room I design. This gives the space a curated feel and some history."
- Denise Davies
Do you gravitate towards neutrals or bold colors in interiors?
I love color, but when I use it - I use it very thoughtfully. If you look at our projects you will see most of the rooms have neutral bones and color is infused through the accessories.
This project is STUNNING (see below image). Walk us through the design process for this room, and your choice to use our BRIDGE fabric.
I live and design with color every day so for my own home, I wanted something neutral but still fun with a punch. I have actually switched out the chairs since I designed the room and the Caroline Cecil Textiles BRIDGE fabric works with everything!
Are you working on any new projects? We'd love to hear about it!
YES! My most exciting new project is a castle brought over from Europe in the early 1900’s in Westchester. It has been meticulously renovated in an industrial modern style and we are now working on the interior design. The owners have many homes and will be using the castle mainly to entertain and put up their clients from out of town. They are letting us go BANANAS with the design and we could not be more excited. We are also working on a penthouse in Miami, a new build in Greenwich and 2 new homes in Westport.
“My favorite CCT fabric is BRIDGE in all colors. It is so graphic and fun and really adds a punch to every room we use it in.”
HGTV Magazine feature
Way to use textiles in a breakfast nook?
A window treatment! I also always recover the banquette and chair cushions.
Style of window treatment?
Fabric from our collection?