Living in Paris and Milan was a key influence on the designer’s taste–but it all started with his teenage bedroom.
“I was born a designer,” declares Travis London. “Making things beautiful is all I know.” Early proof of this? At just 16 years old, London recreated Gianni Versace’s bedroom, as seen in the fashion designer’s Lake Como villa, in his own childhood room.
Some years later, London moved to Paris and later, Milan—both of which proved monumental in nourishing his “love and knowledge for and of design”—before founding his own firm in 2018. Despite all his talent and exposure, London vows to always heed his mother’s advice to “not care what anyone thinks and always stay authentic” to himself. Noplace better represents London’s commitment to that mantra than his own colorful, Miami home, where portraits of himself (and his three beloved—and very spoiled—poodles) adorn the walls. "If I’m not going to celebrate me, who is?" he rightfully asks.
But the designer tells House Beautiful that his all-time favorite room would have to be the living room of his grandmother’s home, which he essentially grew up in. “It was unexpected glamour in an everyday household,” he professes. It consisted of “high pile green shag carpeting, pink velvet sofa with the plastic on, fringe lamps and mirrored side tables.” And to this day, this space “continues to be in every design I conceive. It will also be my foundation and inspiration.”
With his HQ in Miami and a slew of projects in the pipeline (plus commercial deals and a few exciting product introductions), this vivacious designer isn’t slowing down anytime soon—and we’re glad about it!
As a kid I was always rearranging our house. At 16, I recreated Gianni Versace’s Lake Como bedroom in my bedroom. I I ran a very successful catering company and soon after closing it I ended up moving to Paris and then Milano where I was able to fully expand and explore my love and knowledge for and of design.
Anyone and everyone who has ever believed in me and took a chance on me.
My favorite project I am most proud of will always and forever be my homes because it is the most intimate and personal of them all and one that pushes me outside of my own boundaries and allows me to fully show and express every side of me and truly question who I am.
The way I use color and mix materials and patterns. My work is also deeply meaningful and showcases the true identity of the homeowner that energy can be felt in my designs.
My mom told me not to care what anyone thinks and always stay authentic to myself.
That their home is a true reflection of themselves and showcases their most glamorous self.
Gianni and Donatella Versace.
I love Flake Studio and anyone who takes risks outside of what is expected.
Everywhere! I live in the center of south beach art deco district so I can find inspiration walking outside my door and seeing the colorful art deco buildings. Anywhere colorful inspires me. Color inspires me in general. For me there is no life without color. A life without color is a life without love.
I’m a classically trained chef in French cooking.
Paint! Paint can make a world of wonders and bring life to an old space and make it a new. Paint is also a very affordable way to make a huge change in a space.
Paint. This way if you aren’t buying anything new it will make your old furnishings have new life.
Buying everything new. Following trends.
Painting the entire room the same color from walls, border to ceiling. This not only makes a smaller space seem larger but also showcases your room as a beautiful canvas.
Faberge style eggs. I have been collecting them for years. I love the history behind them and the craftsmanship that goes into them.
Anything from the 70s and 80s because it was all so glamorous and maximalist.
Milano. A grey-green color from my paint line. Also anything pink.
I love the paintings of Olamide Ogunade Olisco. I love the way he uses color in his portraits. My favorite painting is the portrait of my dogs and I by Kendra Dandy. My dogs are my babies , family. And that painting brings me great joy because they are the loves of my life!
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