I was at one of my favorite stores in LA on Friday, J. Robert Scott, when the building transformer exploded and someone ran inside and told us all to get out of the building in case it exploded! A bit of drama, but that is how I met the fabulous Sally Sirkin Lewis, who like myself, was hurrying to exit the store.
Sally Sirkin Lewis is a legend in interior design and has had one of the most impressive careers. She is an icon of design and has received more awards than I could mention. She started out in Miami as an interior designer and progressed to also owning and being the creator of the fabulous J. Robert Scott Showroom and factory in Los Angeles. She designes every piece and she manages the manufacturing and production of it all. Her designs are contemporary with a soft edge and she is best know for the incredible exotic finishes on her furniture.
Since I was in design school I have been familiar with her work and admired her success. But not until Friday's showroom transformer explosion had I ever met her. A wonderful and energetic person with a aura of sophistication and elegance- loved her.
My design idol for sure!