Ph. (323) 851-5900, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.hancockdesign.net
How many years have you been in business in LA?
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
I started as a stylist and transitioned into design. This happened when clients would come to my house for fittings (I was always changing my house) and they would ask who designed it, and then they started asking me for help.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I honestly don’t like anything too precious, but still want beauty. I focus on using every inch of the home and really concentrate on flow of life and entertaining.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this big city with so many options?
I always think a mix of things (eclecticism) goes a long way. Especially mixing in family heirlooms and newer contemporary pieces.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
I think by giving them a serene yet uplifting home, I help them deal with life, and I make sure the whole process is a lot of fun because it can be grueling.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love designing when clients just let me go and do my thing. I love shopping the most.
What is your favorite secret LA spot?
Why would I tell you that?
How do you benefit mamas?
I try and teach mamas that children need to be taught that this is their home too and to treat it with kindness, and to teach their children that there is a space for them to go crazy and throw paint, but not in the rest of the house.
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
Eric Hughes, Nathan Turner, Mary McDonald, Nate Berkus, and Jeremiah Brent.
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
It doesn’t matter, meaning in the big scheme of things NOTHING MATTERS. This came when someone’s house had a huge leak that ruined the entire house days after completing construction. We can’t control life so don’t get stressed out about it, things are going to happen.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
I really pride myself in time management. I think it’s important to write lists and check them off. Pick days and times to get your things you need to do done without any interruptions, i.e. emails, texts etc. Take a nap, even for 10-15 minutes a day; it really helps your brain recharge.