When we think of New York based interior designer, David Kleinberg, we think of luxury, attention to detail and jaw-dropping gorgeous interiors. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, David’s work has been featured in almost every glossy magazine we can think of. In addition, a collection of his curated rooms has been published into an inspiring book called “Traditional Now.” Just take a look at a few of his brilliant designs:
Modern and Muted kitchen with a POP of color in the breakfast room.
Doesn’t this make you think of what Eloise’s room might have been like at the Plaza? A little girl’s dream!
Just about the coolest (and most clever) vanity we’ve seen! Those windows!
No one wants to sit at one long dining room table, so just split it up into two!
Interior Canvas was lucky enough to have a little chat with David while he was visiting Nashville back in February. Here are a few snippets from our conversation with him. Enjoy!
You worked at Parrish Hadley alongside Albert Hadley for many years. While you were there, did you ever notice any elements of the South infused into his overall design aesthetic?
Absolutely. There was always a sense of hospitality and graciousness with his rooms. It was always about how you were going to live in a space or entertain within a space–falling along the southern theme of “Southern Hospitality.” Nothing was ever done for show. There was a reason for each decision in the room and the reason was “living” and to be with your friends and family.
Rustic and refined…we love this!
Sweet yet elegant.
With technology being at the cusp of practically everything we do these days, what is your favorite piece of technology you use for work:
Subtle details everywhere…such a great, understated kitchen.
In addition to THAT CEILING, this room hits all the high notes!
We think cut flowers can often add that subtle touch of ambience to a room’s essence. What is your favorite cut flower?
Although I never depend on flowers to decorate a room, I still have my favorites: Peonies or Hydrangeas…probably the only two flowers I can put in a vase and not mess up!
A breakfast room that doesn’t take itself too seriously…and hydrangeas as a centerpiece are the icing on the cake!
What’s a favorite go-to neutral paint color you like to use?
Benjamin Moore (Fog Mist)
Farrow & Ball (Elephant’s Breath)
Any particular fabric line you love using?
Anything Rogers and Goffigon - they have such a lovely assortment of neutrals.
Rogers & Goffigon Fabrics
Nashville’s own Jonathan Savage worked in your firm before moving back to Nashville. He has said you are the most well-dressed person he knows! So we have to ask–who is your favorite designer?
I love Thom Browne’s designs for men. Very sophisticated yet understated.
(Added note: a certain First Lady wore Thom Browne’s women’s line for the Presidential Inauguration this year..now that’s one seal of approval!)
Thank you, David, for taking the time to chat with us! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Nashville and will come back again soon!
Nashville Interior Design Blog
(Image credits: 1-9 – dkda.com; 10- myperfectcolor.com; 11-castrads.com; 12-rogers&goffigon; 13-dkda.com)