With his innate sense for what makes a classic, founder and creative director David Cameron of David Cameron Studio has some of the best taste I know. His keen eye for beauty has been well documented in the fashion and film industry, and as translated into the world of residential and commercial design, upholds his reputation for a relaxed and easy-going elegance. Airy and light, yet with an earthy, restrained sensuality, Cameron's designs embrace a warm, livable minimalism that never fails to inspire. Check out his top picks from Lee Stanton below.
Pair of Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund ceramic table lamps.
Mixed media panel titled Positively New York, (c. 1960).
French midcentury Charlotte Perriand style display cabinet or bookcase in walnut.
French midcentury rattan daybed.
A California native, David Cameron is the founder of David Cameron Studio, a creative consulting agency with a focus on residential and retail design.
He began his career in New York as an acclaimed fashion designer, launching his own line of innovative sportswear that created an immediate buzz with the fashion press, retailers such as Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a roster of private clients that included Bianca Jagger, Tina Chow and Paloma Picasso. At the age of 23, he was the first recipient of the coveted CFDA /Council of Fashion Designers Perry Ellis award for new talent. Subsequently, he was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to design their first fashion inspired advertising campaign. The “Absolut Cameron” ad debuted to an avalanche of publicity, becoming an iconic image for the brand.
Cameron changed his focus from fashion to film in the early 1990s when he began directing music videos for artists including Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton. After expanding his creative focus to include photography he quickly established a reputation as one of the leading image makers in the international fashion and beauty arena. He has created many award winning campaigns featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women including Julianne Moore, Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss. His diverse roster of advertising clients includes Michael Kors, LOreal, Adidas, CoverGirl, GQ, Nike, IKEA, Revlon, Pantene and American Express. His celebrity and fashion photography has appeared in numerous publication’s, including Glamour, GQ, and C Magazine.
In 2010, Cameron joined his wife, Kendall Conrad, as the Creative Director and Chief Executive Officer of their West Coast luxury leather goods and accessories brand KENDALL CONRAD, overseeing all aspects of the companies creative direction including retail design, packaging, web design, print advertising and image development.
David’s design instincts draw from his West Coast upbringing and his affinity for refined yet relaxed living spaces. His interiors have been featured in Vogue, One Kings Lane, In Style, C Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine and numerous design blogs as examples of the California style he is known for.
Current projects include a Kendrick Kellogg restoration in San Diego and a vineyard estate in the Santa Ynez Valley.
SELECTION OF HIS WORK
Photo: David Cameron Studio, Lisa Romerein, Victoria Pearson