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In 2004, Brian Patrick Flynn, interior designer for “TBS Movie and a Makeover” and HGTV's “Decorating Cents,” launched a patio revamp. He replaced rotting floor boards and covered the entire deck with a coat of paint, including a Greek key pattern to...

Douglas Wilson (interior designer)

Douglas Wilson is best known for appearing as an interior designer on Trading Spaces. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

On the show, Wilson is known for his flamboyant and confrontational manner and for sometimes completely disregarding the homeowner's wishes. On one occasion, Wilson redesigned a bedroom to resemble a prison cell, complete with a mural depicting prisoners. On several occasions, his designs have reduced the homeowners to tears. Wilson has said that he is there to make an interesting, entertaining show, and the homeowner's wishes are secondary.

In private practice, Wilson has collaborated with such interior designers as Albert Hadley and Alexa Hampton. Clients include Brooke Astor, Michael Bloomberg, and Barbara Walters. His work has been covered by many magazines and newspapers.

In addition to Trading Spaces, Wilson has hosted two other shows on TLC, Moving Up and America's Ugliest Rooms. He has reportedly dated What Not to Wear co-host Stacy London.

Consumer electronics company LG Electronics has recruited Wilson as a "techorator" to guide consumers to integrate technology into their home décor.

On December 31, 2008, at around 1am, Wilson was arrested in Illinois for driving under the influence. Wilson was charged with aggravated DUI, driving on a suspended license, failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle and unlawful transportation of alcohol. He was booked and released on $1,000 bond an hour later.

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Kenneth Brown (interior designer)

Kenneth Brown (born March 16, 1971) is an American interior designer and decorator. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 1995 with a degree in interior design. Brown currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he runs his own design firm, Kenneth Brown Design.

Brown's work has been featured in numerous newpapers, magazines and television shows.

In 2001, Brown appeared on HGTV's House Hunters, which followed the search for his first house. He later appeared on HGTV's Designer's Challenge, winning 5 out of the 6 times he appeared. In 2004, Brown was featured in his own interior design show, called reDesign. As of 2007, he had completed 52 episodes. In August 2008, he completed filming of a new show for TLC.

In 2005, Brown was listed as one of the top designers and architects by Western Interiors and Design magazine and was included in the top 100 list of American Interior Designers by House Beautiful magazine. In 2007, American Express Open selected him to share his story as part of their ongoing Iconic Open Forum series.

He is currently the interior design expert on shopping.

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Tom Caldwell

Tom Caldwell (30 June, 1921 - November 2002) was a politician, art dealer and interior designer in Northern Ireland.

Born in Uganda, Caldwell moved to Belfast at the age of three. He studied at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, then in 1941 joined the Inniskillings Fusiliers. This was followed by four years as an officer in the British Indian Army.

In 1954, Caldwell inherited the family furniture business, and began promoting contemporary design. In 1962, he had his first involvement in politics, asking Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Basil Brooke to formally thank Roman Catholics for not supporting the Irish Republican Army (IRA)'s Border Campaign. In 1964, he was appointed interior designer to the Duke of Westminster. In 1969, he opened an art gallery in Belfast to promote local artists.

Caldwell accepted a late offer to contest Belfast Willowfield at the Northern Ireland general election, 1969 as an independent Unionist supporter of former Ulster Unionist Party Prime Minister Terence O'Neill. He spent his time in Parliament urging discussions with the IRA, and initiated contact with them in 1972. At a meeting in Dublin, he asked them to avoid "soft targets".

Caldwell stood unsuccessfully as an independent Unionist in South Antrim at the 1970 UK general election, taking only 11.2% of the votes cast. The Parliament of Northern Ireland was suspended in 1972 and abolished the following year. Caldwell joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, but the new party did not give him a candidacy at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1973, and he resigned the following year.

In 1974, Caldwell opened a second art gallery, this time in Dublin. In 1976, he debated Sean Hopkins at an IRA fundraiser in the United States, leading to Hopkins' deportation. He became a regular speaker in the U.S., and an opponent of Bill Clinton's policy on Northern Ireland.

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Kerry Joyce

Kerry Joyce is an award winning interior designer and product designer. He directs the firm Kerry Joyce Associates, which has offices in Los Angeles and Connecticut. In addition to his popular line of furniture, lighting and rug designs, Joyce's firm has earned acclaim for a wide variety of residential interior design projects.

Joyce was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and earned a bachelor's degree in scenery and lighting design for the theatre from New York University School of the Arts.

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Zachary Selig


Zachary Selig (b. 1949 in Seguin, Texas) is an American artist, author, interior designer and spiritist.

His first publication as author and illustrator was the bestselling Kundalini Awakening - A Gentle Guide to Chakra Activation and Spiritual Growth. Selig is a magic realist painter. His skills as a spiritist and painter led to the creation of a unique codex titled Relaxatia, an ancient Solar Kundalini paradigm that he rediscovered through Tarascan Nahaulli high priests in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. It is a codex of the human chakra system and the solar light spectrum, designed to activate Kundalini in color coded paintings.

His formal education in the arts began at the Parsons School of Design, then later the Art Students League of New York, the New York School of Interior Design and painting at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Selig was an apprentice of Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg, who also uses Tantras and Mesoamerican cultural references in his works of art. In 1970, Friedeberg introduced Selig to his mentor, artist Bridget Bate Tichenor, in Mexico City. Tichenor, a painter in the magic realism school, spiritually adopted Selig and he was Tichenor's protégé until her death in 1990.

Selig has made commissioned portraits and works of art for Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño, eldest daughter of Sir James Goldsmith and granddaughter of Antenor Patiño, Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, Catherine Oxenberg and Kelly LeBrock, among others. Exhibitions featuring Selig's paintings include "100th Anniversary of Hollywood - Portraits of the Stars" held at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and "Organic Landscapes" sponsored by Versace in Beverly Hills.

An E! True Hollywood Story featured Selig and his close friendship with actress and fashion model Margaux Hemingway. He was instrumental in launching Hemingway's career in the 1970s, and established the initial marketing and public relations format that helped make her a global celebrity, introducing Hemingway to a circle of fashion professionals in New York that included photographer Francesco Scavullo, designer Halston, Vogue editor Francis Stein and Marian McEvoy, a fashion editor for Women's Wear Daily. Selig and Hemingway privately studied Solar Kundalini, yoga and meditation together at the Hemingway family's property in Ketchum, Idaho, adjacent to Sun Valley. Several years later, Hemingway made Selig the creative director for her 1990 Playboy magazine cover and pictorial by photographer Arny Freytag that was shot in Belize.

Selig is a Yoruba priest and renowned spiritual consultant. He was the consultant of paranormal phenomena for director Tobe Hooper and the production of Spontaneous Combustion (1990), a film about psychokinetic powers. It received a nomination for best film in the 1991 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Awards.

Selig's background as an artist, spiritist and his trompe-l'oeil painting are used in his work as an interior designer. He trained with the New York City interior design team of Bunny Mellon and Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo where he mastered trompe-l'oeil painting techniques, and his first commissioned trompe-l'oeil interiors were showcased in a 1971 House Beautiful article featuring Cipullo's residence in Manhattan. In California he restored and decorated a suite of interiors in the Villa d'Este, a historic Italianate courtyard villa that was built circa 1928 for Cecil B. DeMille in West Hollywood. The early 20th century Italian Renaissance style building, with its elaborately painted portico, ceiling decorations and frieze, was a former residence of silent film star Pola Negri. Selig specializes in Sekhem, utilizing an 8,000 year old pre-dynastic Egyptian Neteru design theurgy with classical and modern design elements in the art of interior design harmonics.

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Stéphane Boudin

The Dining Room at Leeds Castle, designed by Boudin for Lady Olive Baillie c. 1935.

Stéphane Boudin (1888–1967) was a French interior designer and a president of Maison Jansen, the influential Paris-based interior decorating firm.

Boudin is best known for being asked by U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to join American antiques expert Henry Francis du Pont of the Winterthur Museum and interior designer Sister Parish in the renovation and restoration of the White House from 1961 to 1963. Impressing the first lady with his initial work in the Red and Blue rooms Mrs. Kennedy gave him increasing control of the redecoration project to the consternation of du Pont and Parish.

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