Interview with Campion Platt : design elements


Interview with Campion Platt

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Campion Platt is named one of the worlds top 100 architects and interior designers by Architectural Digest. His designs range from private residences and boutique hotels to lines of furniture, lighting, textile and rug collections. They all embody luxury, innovation and an eco-friendly consciousness. His holistic approach creates highly personalized spaces making him a favorite of Al Pacino, Meg Ryan, Roger Waters, Conan O’Brien, Jay McInerney. I like Campion’s interiors best when he combines soulful modernism with antiques as in the Captain’s House featured in his new book “Made to Order”.

photo: Amazon

How would you describe your own style?

Modern with lots of client input.

When you were a child, did you want to become an architect and designer?

At 15 I decided I wanted to become an architect.

How did you get your first assignment?

Thru a doctor friend for a house in Greenwich Connecticut.

photo: Campion Platt Inc

Is there a designer or architect that has influenced you?

Carlo Scarpa, Carlo Mollino, Gio ponti, Frank L. Wright.

What do you enjoy most in your work?

Working closely with artisans to create beautiful designs.

You said that “You’re only as good as your last project.” What was your last project?

I just finished a house in the Turks and Caicos island.

photo: Campion Platt Inc

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Fathering my 4 child this year!

What inspires your creativity?

Travel, being able to spend quiet time by the surf or a fireplace sketching and thinking of what next.

What is your idea what a beautiful home should feel like?

Very zen.

photo: Campion Platt Inc

Favorite books?

The elegant universe, all Stephen Hawking books and buddhisht biographies.

What does success mean to you?

Having the luxury to time to enjoy my family.

How do you define elegance?

That fuzzy feeling that you are in the presense of essential beauty.

photo: Campion Platt Inc

What’s your advice to upcoming designers?

Always tell a story with soul.

My signature Design Element question – what are the most important design elements?

A furtive imagination, willing clients, great artisans to execute your vision and collapsible chairs – indespendable for all occasions.


22 Kommentare zu “Interview with Campion Platt”

  1. Tabitha am 04.01.2011 um 12:30 Uhr 

    I have never heard of him before, not only is he gorgeous but I love his design aesthetic, that is my ideal right there.
    Off to order the book, thanks!

  2. quintessence am 04.01.2011 um 13:58 Uhr 

    Love his work and agree with you – my favorite is the combination of modern with antiques. Not to mention he sounds like an incredible person as well!

  3. Tereza am 04.01.2011 um 14:36 Uhr 

    Campion Platt rooms are always sophisticated and he has great aesthetic sense.

  4. Style Maniac am 04.01.2011 um 14:36 Uhr 

    Wow, what a coup for you Maria! Your signature question generated my favorite response.

  5. mydesignchic am 04.01.2011 um 15:47 Uhr 

    One of my favorite designers!! His taste – fresh and chic…Wonderful interview!! Wishing you all the best in 2011!!

  6. Thelma am 04.01.2011 um 15:47 Uhr 

    I love how he uses the light!

  7. George am 04.01.2011 um 16:52 Uhr 

    This is very interesting. I had not known of Campion Platt before this, but the rooms you showed are beautiful.
    Thank you.

  8. lenore*nevermore am 04.01.2011 um 17:26 Uhr 

    Understated elegance~
    Adore curtains installation in the bed room…that’s quite unique!

  9. Ingrid am 04.01.2011 um 18:40 Uhr 

    Dir ein glückliches und entspanntes Neues Jahr! Danke für die vielen Inspirationen!

  10. carolina - patagonia gifts am 04.01.2011 um 22:44 Uhr 

    wow love his work! thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Susana am 04.01.2011 um 23:49 Uhr 

    I love all these interiors! Happy New Year from Spain!

  12. Dee O. am 05.01.2011 um 06:44 Uhr 

    Great interview! His work is absolutely AMAZING! I love it!!!

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

  13. Stephie am 05.01.2011 um 09:29 Uhr 

    I haven’t heard of him either – thanks Maria. I think I will get a copy of his book too. Nice interview, Stephie x

  14. theLENNOXX am 05.01.2011 um 12:50 Uhr 

    What a great interview, I love all the photos, especially the last white, beige and blue bedroom.

    xo Linda

  15. Beate from *sunday in bed* am 05.01.2011 um 15:02 Uhr 

    Liebe Maria,
    Danke,dass Du bei mir vorbeigeschaut hast!Ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut!:)
    Du hast einen sehr interessanten Interieur-Blog!

    Ich wünsche Dir auch ein wunderbares neues Jahr mit vielen schönen Momenten und Begegnungen!
    Viele liebe Grüße aus Süddeutschland, Beate :)

  16. Mia am 05.01.2011 um 15:58 Uhr 

    Nice style!
    Happy 2011!

  17. Diana Mieczan am 05.01.2011 um 17:15 Uhr 

    OMG he sounds like a great person and I totally agree with you,sweetie
    I loved reading this interview
    Thank you and have a lovely day,

    Ps: I am hosting a great home decor GIVEAWAY today, so please join in :)

  18. Luciane at am 05.01.2011 um 21:32 Uhr 

    Liebe Maria!!! :-)

    Wow, eh?? I love when you post interviews! They’re so fun! I learned a lot today. Thank you!


    Luciane at

    PS If you have some time, come see my post today about the Interior Designer Windsor Smith. :-)

  19. dunja am 05.01.2011 um 22:22 Uhr 

    danke für dieses interessante interview und die wunderbaren wohninspirationen, einfach tolle bilder! alles gute für 2011 und liebe grüße, dunja

  20. Dar am 08.01.2011 um 21:24 Uhr 

    So fresh & elegant, & what an incredible sense of light, proportion & rich, subtle color. Such an inspirational post. Thanks, Maria!

  21. sharon am 12.01.2011 um 09:09 Uhr 

    Absolutely love your blog and the features you write! Thanks for stopping by our blog

    Sharon from The Keybunch

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