Ross Vincent was designing interiors before he graduated from elementary school. The Beverly Hills designer, who grew up in rural Washington, had a fully furnished treehouse as a child- a clear indication that he was destined for great things in the design sphere. Now, he’s hanging curtains in Olympians’ houses rather than his backyard. The personable, popular award-winner is designer to an elite Californian clientele, from socialites to upscale commercial spaces. He doesn’t only stick to interiors, however. Vincent offers modern, modish custom seating on his website; styled as today’s take on old Hollywood lounges. Take a trip to Beverly Hills and meet Ross in this week’s Designer Friday.
A funky deep blue lounge by Vincent features textured walls and an emu portrait.
Andrew Joseph: You’re the newest Crayola color. What color are you and why?
Ross Vincent: My newest Crayola color would be “25,000 Leagues” (blue). I have always loved blue as it brings presents of calm to any space. It doesn’t matter if you mix blue with red or yellow or green, it is just a good base color to bring on an elegant yet calming feeling to any room. A lot of people might react to blue as a country or a California beach vibe, but I I think of blue as a modern and industrial or a contemporary color that shows luxury, sophistication and elegance in a modern design. Discovering colors like “Drawing Room Blue” or “Inchyra Blue” or “Black Blue” from F&B are colors I go by to create a sexy yet luxe atmosphere for my clients.
Andrew: What is something you hope to see trending in design in the future?
Ross: I have this vision of this design I call “Atomic Modern.” It is a design that brings back the 1950-1970s. Shag Carpet in yellow, orange or brown, big oversized lamps, funny clocks as wall decor, wood paneling… But don’t get me wrong, in a more modern way. Imagine the Smeg fridge, fun colors on appliances, cool colors on the countertops, and living room furniture that is modern and sophisticated. Kind of a 1970s meets 2020 Jetsons, meets the modern luxe vibe. I will tell you more later.
Pumpkin-colored sectionals add a pop of color to a Bo Concept store Vincent was tapped to design.
Andrew: If you could live in any home in a movie or television series, what would it be?
Ross: My Favorite movie is “The Glass House.” Do you remember that movie? It was a scary psychological thriller! But, it was set at a super modern house made of all glass! It was so cool because it was all surrounded with trees, probably set in the Pacific Northwest, which is where I am from. That is probably why I love it! Could you imagine basically living in the trees with a modern home? Totally my dream house.
Andrew: How would you define your work in three words?
Ross: Modern, Contemporary, Iconic.
Andrew: What would you like to be remembered for?
Ross: I would like to be remembered for changing people’s lives in their environment. Here’s my catchphrase when people ask what I do for a living. I respond, I do “interior environment psychology.” The next question is often, what is that? My reply, I create a design for people’s homes that not only envelopes who they are as people, but I also include the architecture of the home, the place or city they live in, and the feeling they want to have when they walk in the door. This is what I do and I am so happy that I get to make people’s dream homes come true!
About The Designer | Ross grew up in a rural town outside Seattle, where his innate sense of style was evident early on. “I was the only kid with a treehouse with curtains, candles, and furniture in it,” he laughs. He designed award-winning merchandising for a gourmet food company when still only a teen, and later went on to earn a degree in Interior Design from the University of Washington. Today, the Beverly Hills designer works with high-end clients, including movie producers, tech execs, and celebrities. For example, Olympic skater Adam Rippon tapped Ross to design his new home in Las Vegas. “Adam is super artistic,” notes Ross, who accordingly created a style he calls “millennial ultramodern,” for the home, which is filled with custom furniture tailor-made for the project. “Design is a very personal process,” Ross muses. “I call what I do ‘interior environment psychology.’ I’m deciphering who people are, what is important to them, and what makes them comfortable. Then I translate that into their home.” Ross has won a number of awards, and has appeared on ABC, Fox News, KTLA, and the WB.
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