Occupation Founder of Duncan Hughes Interiors
Residence South End
Your interiors mix modern and vintage pieces. Do you take the same approach to fashion?
I’m not much of a vintage clothing person — the fit just isn’t right. But I shop for furniture and clothing in the same way. I’m looking for quality, value, proper scale, and the ability to work well with other pieces. I avoid shopping at mass merchandizers for clients, and I do the same with fashion.
How do you dress for work?
One minute I’m meeting with clients, and the next I’m on a construction site in a hard hat. I’m lucky if I’m wearing jeans and one of my 35 pairs of Converse, but I’ve soiled quite a few suits with drywall.
Converse? What kinds?
Oh, all of them — laceless, high, low, John Varvatos, everything. — A.G.Interview has been condensed and edited. E-mail comments to email@example.com.