The Design Questionnaire with Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors

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In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative design mind of Joyce Downing Pickens, owner of the Los-Angeles based JDP Interiors. After traveling throughout her childhood, Joyce’s love of design was born. Today through JDP she creates interiors that perfectly blend vintage and modern while seamlessly emanating beauty and comfort!


A Peek Inside the Fabulous and Inspiring Mind of Joyce Downing Pickens with the Lh Design Questionnaire


Joyce Downing Pickens in one of JDP Interiors designs. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)
Joyce Downing Pickens in one of her interior designs. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Time with family on a boat on the Italian coast!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Since I don’t have kids…my dog baby! She is my pride and joy and breaks chihuahua stereotypes left and right, ha!

Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)

What profession does your alter ego have?

Food critic! I am a bit of a foodie so this would be my dream profession if I weren’t designing! Now only if I could write like Johnathan Gold…detail details!

The project you will never forget.

This Dining room! It’s one of my all-time favorites and was so fun to see come to life.

Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)
Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)

Your favorite business tool or resource.

IVY! I would not be able to survive without it! Other than that, google drive!

The most timeless design.

Axel Vervoordt – modern yet era-less.

Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Bess Friday)
Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Bess Friday)

The biggest design faux pas.

The boho trend…

Your design motto.

Texture is everything!

Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)
Design by JDP Interiors. (Photo by Amy Bartlam)

If you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?

Ooo this piece evokes an old-world romance I can just see the room now!

unique black and gold armoire with metal flowers spellbound cabinet by koket
Spellbound Cabinet by KOKET

Love happens when…

You learn to love yourself.

Explore more beautiful work by JDP Interiors at www.jdpinteriors.com!

By Anna Beck Bimba


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