Jul 13, 2012
Fab Friday with Kelly LaPlante
Bon weekend! This Fab Friday, I’m chatting with Kelly Laplante, the renowned interior designer behind Standard magazine and recent author of Ecologique: The Style of Sustainable Design. Talk about a one-woman show…Kelly, based in Austin, Texas, has designed residences everywhere from Austin to Los Angeles to Las Vegas to the Caribbean, all the while sharing her philosophy that “green is a standard, not a style.” That same philosophy has inspired her two-year-old European-style design magazine, Standard, which features exclusively sustainable content in every issue. Kelly has popped up all over the media, appearing on programs such as HGTV’s Design Wars, Sundance Channel’s The Lazy Environmentalist and Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Discovery Home Channel’s Greenovate, Good Day New York, KTLA News, Good Day Dallas, Good Day Atlanta, and Martha Stewart Radio. And today, she has the pleasure of chatting with me! (Just kidding…the pleasure is all mine!)
Robin Baron: Tell me about what you do. Kelly LaPlante: At Standard we are all about showcasing responsible, artisanal design without hitting our readers over the head with eco-speak. We hope our readers will work with the designers and companies who we feature because they are doing amazing work... the icing on the cake is that they are also practicing sustainable design. As Editorial Director, it's my job to keep my team inspired so we can inspire our readers. I get to meet exceptional people and discover new exciting design every day... and I'm constantly conceptualizing unique ways to produce features and to present content to our readers. It's challenging but it is also one of the most fun jobs ever.