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7 Questions with Jeremiah Brent

We find our Behind the Design ambassador endlessly intriguing, inspiring and full of wisdom, and because we can’t seem to get enough of Jeremiah Brent, we sent a few random questions his way. Read on to see his thoughtful responses.

Living Spaces: If you had to choose . . . New York or Los Angeles?

Jeremiah Brent: New York is the only place I have ever lived where you walk out the front door and feel like you’re a part of the world. I will always love that most about the city.

Los Angeles is all about space, nature and being outside. I love that my daughter can run around, play in the dirt, and that the view out every window is trees. I’m going to settle on a healthy half and half. My heart is in New York, but my soul is in Los Angeles.

LS: Do you tend to stick to one style theme at home or do you incorporate several?

JB: Our home is always a reflection of our travels. It changes and flows based on the places that we have been to and have been inspired by. It’s ever-changing, just like us.

wood table with large mirror room

LS: What do you love most about fatherhood?

JB: Being a parent added a layer to our lives I never knew was possible. My favorite part is looking at the world through Poppy’s eyes and watching her experience everything in her own special way.

LS: Where do you find inspiration and support?

JB: Travel is always my biggest source of inspiration. Nothing compares to seeing how people across the world live, what they connect to and how they tell the stories of their homes. Nate is my biggest supporter by far — everything is better with him by my side.

LS:Where do you feel the most creative and productive?

JB: When I’m locked in my office with my amazing team — that’s the most productive place, and I get the most done.

LS: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

JB: My biggest pet peeve is probably a lack of gratitude. Life is so short, and this experience is so spectacular that I find myself having no patience for people who can’t seem to appreciate it.

Jeremiah and Nate on the beach
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LS: Do you have special morning rituals that help you begin the day?

JB: Yes! Every morning, I get up early, make an absurdly strong pot of coffee and try to meditate. Beginning the day without a phone and just the silence of clarity helps me start the day on the right note.

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