David A. Keeps

Travel and Design Journalist, TV Producer and Host

United States


Los Angeles Times

L.A. Times

La Brea shopping: New stores revive old district

Have more than a dozen new stores made La Brea Avenue a shopping magnet once again? For more than two decades, a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Brea between Melrose Avenue and...


Haute dog! Stylish pet furniture that suits your home decor

We dote on our pets, snapping up designer dog beds and kitty condos (with the hope they will stop clawing and curling up on our favorite sofas and bed pillows). All that gear...


We've certainly been 'Mad' for modern

In its nearly eight years on the air, AMC's period drama "Mad Men" became must-see TV for design professionals and decor fans and, arguably, a boon to the home furnishings...


'True Blood' set design sees changes on the home front

SET PIECES: "TRUE BLOOD" As "True Blood" speeds along into Season 4, witches may have joined the cast of vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, fairies and cat people, but...


Set Pieces: The Neutra house in Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

After snagging a Golden Globe and a SAG award, Christopher Plummer seems like a good bet for the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hal, a 75-year-old retired museum...

L.A. Times

Set Pieces: The 1930s California interiors of HBO's 'Mildred Pierce'

"Mildred Pierce," director Todd Haynes' five-hour miniseries based on the James M. Cain novel, has been accused by some critics of being overly languid, like taffy stretched too...


Set Pieces: The look of 'Tron: Legacy'

They had me at the trailer. For weeks now, the previews for "Tron: Legacy" have offered a striking look at what digital-age decor could look like. Though the film, which opens...


Set Pieces: Behind the scenes of 'The King's Speech'

On paper, a film about a stuttering monarch and his speech therapist seems as exciting as watching paint dry. Yet "The King's Speech" delivers not only riveting drama, but also...


Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'

For veteran indie filmmaker Jefery Levy, working from home has never looked so good. The producer-director-writer-actor’s lavishly-decorated, historic Beverly Hills...


Interior designs for 'The Gift' furnish elements of tension

In the psychological thriller "The Gift," which opens nationwide Friday, writer-director and star Joel Edgerton taps into a specific strain of Southern California property lust:...


'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple

Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology:...


As days get warmer, springtime tables go pastel

As the days get longer and the outdoors beckons, what will you bring to the table? For entertaining, "classic white dishes are always a must," says Beverly Hills party planner...


The new moody blues of home decor

A longtime preppy and beach house standard, nautical navy blue has returned in a huge way, with interior designers splashing it on walls in New York dining rooms and Palm...

L.A. Times

Timothy Corrigan and 'An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce'

In "An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce," Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan details the five-year restoration of his dream house, and boy, does he dream big: a...


TV shows that catch interior designers' eyes

As "Mad Men" comes to an end, we asked several designers: What shows will you watch for inspiration in the future? "The Knick" (Cinemax) Beautiful brownstones, an opium den in a...


You can judge his book covers by their design

FIVE QUESTIONS Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home d├ęcor objects that have been featured...



The Outlaw Rides Again

Deadwood' chic kicks the metrosexual look out the saloon doors. GOODBYE waxed eyebrows, hello mustache wax? On the runways of the fashion capitals and on the streets of Silver...

Wall St. Journal, August 2014

Jewelry designer James de Givenchy reveals what makes a diamond sexy

"MAKING JEWELRY is very close to architecture. Every piece is a puzzle to be solved," said James Taffin de Givenchy, walking through the new Madison Avenue headquarters of...