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Preferential Treatment With Christopher Peacock

BY // 11.19.19

Christopher Peacock, a talented designer of kitchens, closets, and other cabinetry, was in Dallas recently for the PaperCity Dallas Design Awards. The England-born Peacock — don’t you love his name? — opened his first showroom, Christopher Peacock Cabinetry, in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1992. Since then he’s added showrooms around the United States including in the Dallas Design District, as well as spots in France, London and Jakarta.

Peacock, who began his career in the early 80s working at Terence Conran’s furniture store in London, has gone on to design stunning kitchens, libraries, pantries, bathrooms, closets, and dressing rooms in prestigious homes around the world, including Bill and Hillary Clinton’s private home, post presidency.

Peacock was a terribly good sport and agreed to submit to PaperCity’s Preferential Treatment, a series of questions — some appropriate and others arguably of questionable taste — but all of them revealing and fun. Spoiler alert: Peacock juggles!

It helps if you read the answers with an ever-so-slight British accent:

Where are you right at this moment?

Heading into NYC from Connecticut

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The zip code you call home ?

06897

Style of residence?

Classic New England Colonial

Early or late riser?

Early

Pajamas or in the buff?

TMI!

Coffee or tea?

Tea

Go-to daytime ensemble?

Jeans, shirt, jacket

Ideal evening look?

Jeans, shirt, jacket

Your happy place destination?

My summer home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The hotel you call your home-away-from home?

Grand Velas Resort-Cabo

Travel bag?

TUMI suit carrier roller

Last person you cocktail’ed with and what was your poison?

My wife, tequila straight

Store where you wish you had an unlimited charge account?

Aston Martin dealership

Items currently on your coffee table?

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s latest book, TV remote, Kindle, hydrangeas in a vase, cup of tea.

Last movie you saw?

Downton Abbey 

If you weren’t in your current profession what would you be doing?

The new drummer for Led Zeppelin

Secret skill?

Juggling

Hall pass for a dalliance?

Nope.

Guilty pleasure?

Cigars

Dream kitchen?

Small and simple and white

The best dish you make at home is…?

Tito’s Cranberry soda and two limes

An interior (historic or current) that inspires you?

Blenheim Palace

Color combinations you’re into right now?

Olive green and white

One thing every kitchen needs?

 Me of course

A song that’s always on your cocktail party playlist?

Brick House by The Commodores — it’s mighty mighty!

 

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