20 Questions for Ryan Korban

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Ryan Korban

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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be an: Actor

Style Icon: Helena Bonham Carter

Go-To Hostess Gift: Ashtray, table lighter, or cigarette box

 

Favorites

Movie Interior: Eyes of Laura Mars

Album: Frank by Amy Winehouse

Museum: British Museum

Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris

Shops Abroad: François Daneck in Paris and Katharine Pooley in London

Restaurant: Royal China in London

Cocktail: Champagne with vodka

Flower: Cabbage roses

I design in a very abstract way. I usually ask people what their favorite scent is or what their favorite flower is. I'm more interested in what moves people's senses than putting a bunch of samples on a board.

— Ryan Korban

Decorating

Favorite Paint Color: Elephant’s Breath from Farrow & Ball

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Flowers and a Diptyque candle

Favorite Decorating Trick: Low furniture and high-hung drapes

Resources

Fabric: J. Robert Scott

Bedding: Pratesi

Lighting: The flea markets outside of Paris; there is nothing like discovering a treasure.

Florists: Angelica Flowers in New York and Lachaume in Paris

Caterer: Olivier Cheng in New York

Favorite Local Shops: Venfield, Area ID, and Lerebours Antiques

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