David A. Keeps

Travel and Design Journalist, TV Producer and Host

United States

Portfolio

Veranda

Idyllic California Retreat - Veranda

Grandeur need not be measured in square feet and ornate details. "There's a certain nobility in simplicity," says Greg Stewart, principal at Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates...

Cottages-gardens

David Oldroyd's Design of a Minimalist Russian Hill Aerie

A 17-floor apartment with 270-degree views places city and skyline at center stage By David A. Keeps Photography by Matthew Millman When you can see four bridges, 10 church...

Veranda

Modern Los Angeles Villa

In a modern Los Angeles Villa, the tranquil interiors are as sublime as the art on display. Nestled amid ficus hedges, Italian cypress, and olive trees, designer Daniel Cuevas's...

L.A. Times

Our 'Million Dollar Decorators' challenge: Shop Kmart, Marshalls

They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of Million...

Wall St. Journal, October 2013

Designer Tom Dixon: 'I can't see brass appliances being very far away'

In contemporary design, all that glitters is no longer silver. Nor is it nickel, chrome or mirror-polished stainless steel, the similarly cool metal tones that have outsold...

1stdibs

Style Compass : Cliff Fong

By David Keeps. Drop in on a Los Angeles interior designer whose beloved showroom and cool, collected aesthetic have earned him such clients as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi.

1stdibs, March 2014

Style Compass : Oliver M. Furth

By David A. Keeps. Now just 32, this L.A. native son worked with a who's who of designers before going out on his own to create spaces for Ariana Huffington and major Hollywood...

1stdibs

Jonathan Reed | 1stdibs Introspective

Jonathan Reed is a Google nightmare. Enter his name and up pops 1. a poet who writes verse that can be read in reverse and 2. a UFO hunter. Add the term "interior designer," and...

WSJ

Inkblot-Inspired Décor That Adds Personality

IT DOESN'T TAKE a great deal of analysis to conclude that inkblots, an evaluation tool used by psychologists since Swiss doctor Hermann Rorschach devised his classic "tell me...

Wall St. Journal

Looking for a 15-foot-tall macramé owl? Have we got a trend for you

THE RESURGENCE OF two American handicrafts last popular in the era of H.R. Pufnstuf-macramé and free-form weaving-may make certain people want to fashion themselves a noose. But...

latimes.com

Smart ideas, designs to make more of your home

From rediscovered design classics to brand-new innovations, from the ceiling to the floor, 15 easy pieces and smart ideas for making more of your house in 2015. Spring bouquets...

WSJ

No Frame Required: Art That Doubles as Home Décor

IF YOU WANTED, you could outfit every room in your home with décor designed by blue-chip artists, whether it's an Yves Klein table (filled with his signature blue pigment) for...

Departures

Lessons in Design - Articles - Departures

How to navigate four distinct styles.

Wsj

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2015

Mixed Metals In London, designer Kelly Hoppen says mixing warm metals, such as copper and rose gold, with cool ones like silver is particularly hot right now. Los Angeles...

Elle Decor, 2010

ELLE DECOR Goes to Coastal California

Historic gems, luxurious resorts, and storybook towns-from Malibu to Monterey By David Keeps Winding from the modernist compounds of Malibu through the redwood rusticity of Big...

1stdibs

The Rolling Stones | 1stdibs Introspective

Gathering together some 50 years' worth of photographs - many of them never before seen - by the likes of David Bailey, Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle, a new book from TASCHEN...

Athletesquarterly

The Great Outdoors " Athletes Quarterly

Athletes Quarterly brings the very best of fashion, automotive, jewelry, real estate, home electronics and travel to the athlete community with every issue.

Departures

The Fight Over the Flatscreen TV

How designers are tackling the dreaded object. Remember that in their infancy, TV sets were largely immobile, connected by wires to roof antennae and rooted in the...

Men's Journal

Why Owning a Dog Adds Years to Your Life

Every weekday morning at the In Situ Foundation in Chico, California, an eager pack of workers awaits their shift. One by one, they are led into a laboratory where their boss, a...

Petsmart

Marc Jacobs' Bull Terrier Tells All

DOG / fun & fashion I don't think much of it, to be frank. He's just my dad with a busy job and I just like to eat a lot and snuggle. I've got nothing but love for Choupette!...