Todd Nickey is the co-founder of Nickey Kehoe, a versatile LA-based design studio and boutique. Together with Amy Kehoe, they offer a discerning clientele a new brand of luxury.
The bespoke furniture and globally-sourced home accessories they populate their storefront to reflect their subtle elegance, design rigor, clever eye for detail, and a sense of an object's rightness in a space.
Q & A with Todd
Art is... a way to see how big the world is.
I always say yes to... an afternoon nap.
I never say no to... a good laugh.
I greatly dislike... my blindspots.
Always... take a second look.
I regret... not paying more attention in general.
The soundtrack to my life... skips.
I am happiest when... there is a song in my head.
Guiltiest pleasure... flea markets.
Favorite time of day... sunrise.
Biggest vice... that very occasional cigarette.. still.
Favorite color... how could I ever choose?
Fast food order... McNuggets and a dc..
Most adventurous thing you've done... bungee jumping.
Always travel with... an open mind.
I have superstitions about... leaving through a different door than I entered.
A cause that is most dear to me... animal rescue.
Biggest fear... self unawareness.
Drink of choice... a gin martini.. a little dirty.
If I was not a designer, I would be... a gardener.
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"Diego's work is transporting...the ethereal nature of it takes you out of your head and into a dreamscape. He's able to reach in and find the soul of the subject and gives it a universal relevance." - Todd Nickey
Todd's well honed aesthetic - a masterful combination of traditional inspiration alongside contemporary elegance, equilibrium, and enchantment – is rooted in a broad spectrum of experiences. A lover of simplicity but without fear of flair, Todd describes himself as an object-obsessed observer. His studied but unfussy design is full of detail, and always spliced with a bit of the unexpected.