Jason and Katie Maine of Maine Design Maine Design, Los Angeles, CA www.mainedesign.com
We love the Erddig wall light! Its modern and clean and can have so many applications from general sconce to picture light.
Our passion resides in curating antiques with contemporary works. We think this clean yet soulful vernacular feels very relevant and livable today.
Its a family affair over here! While we're married, our sister also works for us running the business side.
We love the beginning phase when we are putting the framework together on a house and working with architects on materials and finishes. It sets the tone for the project.
Urban Electric of course! We also use a ton of Holland and Sherry, Claremont and Jean de Merry for custom commissions.
One is definitely take your time. Mistakes happen when you rush! Another big one is following your gut on what projects will further your creative vision and what won't be a good fit. I think when we first started, we took on a few projects where our vision and the client's weren't totally the same. With experience, we've learned that we can only take commissions where we and the client have a mutual vision or at least a shared passion from the get go. The client designer relationship is intimate, so you have to make sure it will work for the long haul!
Design books and photography.
We try to use plaster whenever possible but our go to white is Pratt & Lambert China White. We don't typically use a ton of color on walls.
We love all the books by Belgian publisher Beta Plus and well as the new Living With Light book by Axel Vervoordt. The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge is always inspiring as well.