Photo Gallery: David Netto’s Favourite Things
Get inspired by the eclectic style of David Netto, the Los Angeles interior designer and founder of the popular NettoCollection nursery furniture line, purchased by Maclaren. In this photo gallery, Netto shares some of his favourite residential and hotel interiors, as well as insights into the designers, architects and musicians that inform his work. Plus, preview his Louis crib and change table line.
“People always say, ‘I’m in love with my new collection’, so this time I get to say it, too—Louis is our new two-piece furniture group,” says Netto. “It’s our first after being acquired by Maclaren. I love it because it’s modern, like all our things—but not modern like anybody else would do.”
Louis crib, NettoCollection by David Netto.
“If you want to know who I think is the best in the world, get this book,” says Netto. “If, after looking at it, you have to ask why, pour cold water on your head. Hats off!”
Jacques Grange by Pierre Passebon, Rizzoli, $150 at Amazon.
I love this room that I did almost nine years ago, because I think it’s both elegant and cheerful, and it never got any attention,” Netto says. “The apartment was published in House & Garden, and the story came out beautifully, but this picture was not included—and it’s my favorite room in that house. My orphan best work.”
“This might seem strange after saying how much I love Jacques Grange, but here is a room I feel great about, which I just finished last month,” says Netto. “It is very traditional, but sometimes it’s nice to show that you can still do that in the face of the modernism that dominates every magazine and most popular taste these days. What I also love is that this house is for people in their thirties, with young children—they just want to live that way. And they make living that way look good. I was happy to help.”
“This is an image I have had pinned up above my desk for years,” Netto admits. “Jasper Conran is a hero of mine, and apparently his architect is, too. I think this is just a perfect bathroom.”
“My house in L.A. is where I really live now, and when I’m not there, the thing I miss most about it is the light,” says Netto. “I think it’s a great trick to be an architect as talented as Richard Neutra, and make a building that makes you notice not its form, but something in between—like the California light. He knew exactly what he wanted you to feel in his buildings, and he’s one of the least show-offy, great architects ever.”
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“Hotelier André Balazs started something that other people are building upon all the time: a cheery, patinaed, eccentric modernism,” Netto enthuses. “I think this place is a work of genius, my wife goes there all the time, and whoever designed the website is as good as whoever put that globe on the center table. The Surf Lodge rules.”
“You know, I may be 40, but I’m not dead,” says Netto. “This is a great band I heard on the radio in LA while listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic, trying to stay hip. If you’re a designer it’s important to do that, even if you turn around and do things like the Blue Sitting Room. Because it’s all in there.”