African American Top 20 Designer Profile: Janice Palmer - "Orange is My Pink"
I am so excited to expand on the African American Top 20 movement by featuring individual designer interviews. Each designer answered a series of questions starting with, "What's Your Favorite Color?" for the purpose of giving you some insight into their lives and unique personalities.
PE: Share with us about your first project as a designer.
JP: It was a job where I had to design several different condos. When I finished all I could think was, "Wow! I did that!"
PE: Traveling is a big part of your life. What is your favorite destination?
JP: Italy- I love all aspects of design including fashion and architecture and Italy has it all. I also love to vacation in places like Monaco where the rich play. It inspires me and allows me to expand my idea of what's possible.
JP: Timeless elegance. I love classic lines and design with pops of dramatic color.
PE: There are so many design influences today. Who's your favorite designer?
JP: Alexandra Champalimaud who designed the Dorchester Hotel in London. Valentino is my favorite fashion designer. I love what he can do with red!
PE: Where does inspiration for your designs come from?
JP: I love design so much that I see it everywhere. I can walk into a room and see it fully designed. I also pull inspiration from fashion. I saw these pillows at the Atlanta Market was instantly drawn to the color, texture and feel of them. I could design a room around the pillows alone.
PE: Where do you go to find things that fit into your design plan? Any favorite places to shop?
JP: New York, Neiman Marcus and I love ADAC (the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). Travis and Company is one of my favorite places!
|Image Janice Palmer / Palmer Design Group|