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Furniture is sexy. At Interior Motives, we are aroused by good design. Our pieces don’t just tie a room together—they dominate it. They seduce the eye and demand attention. We have well curated vintage modern pieces from iconic schools of design like Mid-century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco with pieces from famed designers such as Dorothy Draper and Edward Wormley. What can we say? We have a fetish for furniture.

 

Be seduced. Be provoked. Be inspired.

OUR DESIGNER

DAVID DEATHERAGE

 

David’s interior design career is an organic extension of his time spent working as a vintage modern furniture dealer.  A former engineer, his passion and expertise for collecting Mid-century Modern furniture and other timeless designs shaped him into one of the premier sources for some of the world’s most renowned Interior Designers and Architects, ultimately leading to the creation of Interior Motives.

 

Selections from his vintage furnishing offerings have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House and Garden, In Style Magazine, and Domino Magazine to name a few. He has sold pieces to Courteney Cox, Kate Spade, Billy Joel, Annie Leibowitz, Gwen Stephanie and noted others.

 

His own design work has been featured in Alive Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, the Ladue News, Elegant Living and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. In 2012, he debuted his first designer showhouse room in a William Bernoudy home. The custom, refinished desk from his showhouse space was featured on the cover of Elegant Living magazine and later sold to Paul McCartney via 1stdibs.

 

In 2014 he placed in the best living room category for the At Home St Louis Architect & Designer Awards. In 2015, had the unique honor of having two projects place in the Best Living Room category with one winning top honors. He also was recognized as a finalist in the Best Window Treatment category. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Best Foyer category. David has also been honored by St. Louis magazine’s A-list awards for his Mid-century Modern expertise.

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