Scott Sanders

Interior Designer
New York City; hails from Piqua, Ohio
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Wearing: Alden suede chukka boots, Marni wool trousers, vintage Ralph Lauren belt, Band of Outsiders plaid shirt, Michael Bastian wool zip sweater, Robert Marc tortoise glasses

Personal style: Sophisticated prep

When he knew he wanted to be a designer: Age 6

If he weren't a designer, what he’d be: A private detective

Advice he'd give to anyone entering his field: “Work hard and be nice! It is a small world, and what you put out there will come back to you.”

Single most important element in any room: Color. “It will set the tone and feel for a space, so you must decide what color you want to use first.”

Quickest way to change a room: With accessories. “Add new pillows, books, a tray used as a bar, a fabulous throw or an amazing glass vase.”

Some of his current faves: Bergdorf Goodman mohair throws, Home Nature 22” square white lacquer tray with mirror, Elizabeth Lyons mini big jars, Neiman Marcus Sferra fringed throw, IKEA Salong 12” vases, and West Elm white large lacquer wood tray

Loves to carry: His Goyard briefcase

Always in his bag:
Orange flavored Emergen-C

Wouldn't be caught dead wearing:
Roberto Cavalli

Worth the splurge: Hermes

Cheap thrill: Wendy's, but only once or twice a year

Grooming must-have: “Aloe Cort cream from my dermatologist.  I swear it works wonders.”

Signature scent: Bel Ami by Hermes

Fave restaurant now: ABC Kitchen

Top online shop: 1st dibs

Fave onland shop: Home Nature in Southampton. “Just going in their makes me happy.”

Book that's bedside now: “My Kindle with lots of books downloaded waiting for me to have some spare time to read them.”

Book he's published: Picture Perfect

How he’s reducing his carbon footprint: “I try to not drive my car in the city, just to get out of the city.”