Meet Tribeza Interiors Tour 2020 Designer Page Gandy
The 3 Fold Design Studio founder is a fan of statement lighting, textured wood and tile
By Lauren Jones
Photograph by Sylvia Wesley
Designer Page Gandy has always been drawn to bold colors, patterns and tile, her personal style inspired by Southern Texas aesthetics, her passion for sustainable design and her desire to create livable, functional spaces for young families. A mom of two boys, her creative process at her firm 3 Fold Design Studio is just as much influenced by a home’s architecture as “where the homework will be done and where the Logos will be played with.” One of her latest projects, a home in Austin’s Westwood neighborhood that is featured on Tribeza’s Interiors Tour 2020, is the ideal case study for getting a glimpse into how Gandy works. There’s a navy kitchen with Ann Sacks tile, a funky yet still timeless choice, a glam statement fireplace, lower-end steals from Etsy and an array of modern black-and-white tile throughout.
We asked each of the designers on this year’s Interiors Tour to answer a series of questions about their personal style and esthetics to get a deeper sense of their influences and what informs their design.
What’s your favorite album or musician to pull out for an impromptu dinner party?
What’s TV show or film is most inspiring in terms of design?
“Mad Men” is very midcentury, while “Stranger Things” takes you back to a very specific time and place.
Roundtop, Brimfield or Marche Clignancourt?
What are three design trends you love right now?
Statement lighting, textured wood and tile.
Flowers or succulents and what kind?
Succulents, the green-and-white striped ones called Zebra plants.
What’s your favorite insider design resource?
Etsy is great for finding unique lighting, hardware and fabric.
Where do you shop for interiors in Austin?
What’s your current dream travel destination?
What’s your all-time favorite hotel anywhere in the world?
The resort at Palm Island.
What’s your local watering hole for a business drink?
The rooftop at Sway Westlake.
What’s your favorite scent for the home?
Oak moss and sage.
What’s your current favorite coffee table book and why?
Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert by Helen Thompson and photos by Casey Dunn.