David Sutherland

Dallas - Founder David Sutherland Showroom, Sutherland Furniture and Perennials Fabrics

What first sparked your interest in design? The realization that I was not a corporate animal, as well as a friendship that steered me toward design.

How would you describe your personal aesthetic? Organic.

What is a design trend you are loving now? Wabi-sabi.

What is a trend that you are over? Any design trend.

What is a timeless design element that will never go out of style? Natural materials, including Perennials.

What do you wish more of your clients understood? The value of professional design.

Who are some of your design heroes? Angelo Donghia, John Hutton, Michael Taylor, Robert Stilin, Ann Sutherland.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If your ass is on the line, your name needs to be too.

If you could go back and give yourself advice at the start of your career, what would it be? Believe my BS.