DXV 2018 Design Panel Bios and Vignettes
Blending timeless bathroom fixtures and fittings from DXV with unforgettable design, the DXV 2018 Design Panelists reimagine artful living as they each unveil their original masterpieces. This year’s panel integrates fine art into everyday spaces by reinterpreting the shapes, color palettes, and styles of four essential artistic movements: Classic Impressionism, Geometric Abstraction, the Mid-Century Sculpture Garden and Contemporary Photography.
Led by DXV Design Curator, Veronika Miller, CEO of Modenus, the distinguished DXV 2018 Design Panel presents “Art Infusion,” a dazzling exploration of the constantly changing world of art and design.
The DXV Design Panel brings together award-winning interior designers with the DXV luxury product portfolio to create inspirational, one-of-a-kind spaces. The inaugural DXV Design Panel debuted in 2014 during the launch of the brand.
DXV created the Design Panel to share inspirations ignited by the sophisticated DXV collections. The Design Panel aims to encourage a dynamic, two-way conversation with professionals and consumers about the larger universe of opulent design.
The bath design projects will be published in the Decade XV resource guide and
on the DXV website (dxv.com).
SALLY WILSON & JOHN KELSEY
Wilson Kelsey Design – Boston
This husband and wife team are co-owners of their Boston-based firm, Wilson Kelsey Design. Between them, Sally and John have lectured at colleges, appeared on television and coauthor the award-winning design blog, “Design Cognoscenti.” Their mantra: Together we can do anything.
Sally Wilson is well-known throughout New England for her expertise in the curation of antiques and in matching or preserving historic architectural details in older homes. She sits on the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and holds a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from the University of Florida.
While not formally trained as an architect, John is well-respected throughout the region for his work as an architectural interior designer. Historic Salem honored John with the first preservation award for work outside of Salem's Historic District, and he has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Design New England and New England Fine Living.
Alan Tanksley, Inc. – New York
Based in New York City, Alan Tanksley is among America’s leading practitioners of residential design, detailed interior space planning and custom furniture and fixture design. Renowned as an expert colorist, he creates subtle palettes that are at once sophisticated and relaxing.
Alan’s work has been widely seen in such publications as Architectural Digest, Interior Design, House & Garden, Art & Antiques, Metropolitan Home and Elle Decor. He has also created room designs for the Hampton Designer Showhouse and the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York City.
Alan supports a number of charitable causes, including Housing Works, Design on a Dime, Bailey House, and “Dining by Design” sponsored by Elle Decor. He is a graduate of Arizona State University’s School of Architecture specializing in Interior Architecture.
Jonathan Legate Interior Consultation – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Driven not only by clients’ tastes and requirements but by their personalities, Jonathan Legate creates homes that express the essential natures of their owners. It is an organic process that thrives on strong, long-term client relationships in limited numbers. His work is both contemporary and traditional, often in a surprising yet seamless integration.
Published internationally, he appears regularly as a guest speaker and has been featured in various media, including Canadian Home and Country’s first Nova Scotian cover in its 20-year history in 2009.
Jonathan has been studying design since he was a child, when he began purchasing architecture and design magazines with pocket money. At the age of 19, he opened a home accessories store, and then started a vintage furniture business. From there it was a natural progression to working in design firms, and in 2008 he established his independent consultancy—Jonathan Legate Interior Consultation—in 2008.
Four Point Design Build – Los Angeles
With over 35 years of experience in designing, developing and building residential and commercial projects, Laura Muller is dedicated to delivering luxurious and deeply personal spaces to her clients. Based in Los Angeles, her company, Four Point Design Build, weaves together contemporary and traditional styles, resulting in clean, modern spaces.
An advocate for the interior design profession, Laura served as the 2016 President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is the recipient of the 2014 Adele Faulkner Award for Outstanding Community Service. Her work has appeared in print and online magazines nationwide, and she often shares her expertise on design and construction as a speaker and contributor. She is a graduate of Interior Architecture and Design (ARC_ID) Master’s Professional Designation Program at UCLA.
With a strong background in community outreach and service, Laura regularly supports charitable projects with organizations including ASID, Ronald McDonald House, Step Up on Second, World Vision, and the East LA Community Corporation.