When designing a Manhattan townhouse, a beach house getaway, or a Northern California residence, James Huniford blends new and old, uniting found objects with refined materials in distinctive combinations and vignettes. Whether it’s the gentle curve of a whale bone or the circular repetition of oversized gears, one-of-a-kind objects inspire all of Huniford’s designs. His signature use of calming wall colors highlights the importance of objects, art, and furniture, as a canvas does for a painter.
“Interiors should be tailored to how people live,” says James Huniford. “Rooms should flow from one area to another and not have themes. Most importantly, they should reflect the spirit and soul of the people who inhabit them. ”
A self-taught designer, Ford Huniford was selected by Architectural Digest as one of the “Top 100 Designers.” His work has appeared in the American, Italian and French editions of Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, W, Vogue, the New York Times, and House Beautiful, among others.
James Huniford is the Founder of Huniford Design Studio and currently living and working in New York, NY