April 19, 2022
Half the fun of watching “Property Brothers”—the HGTV reality series on which identical twins Drew and Jonathan Scott convince homebuyers to buy an old fixer-upper and trust the design duo to transform it—is trying to tell the siblings apart. Although they look like carbon clones, they make a sport of telling you how different they are, reports Arkansas Online.
“Everyone always says I’m the high maintenance one,” Jonathan says. “Have you seen his wardrobe? Have you seen those nails! Have you seen that hair?” Drew fires back, pointing to his brother’s coiffe.
But, differences aside, the two are launching a furniture collection exclusive to Living Spaces, a furniture retailer.
True to form, Arkansas Online reports, the TV twins managed to distinguish themselves in their new furniture line as well. The California-inspired furniture features two sides of Los Angeles, the city the twins, who hail from Canada, now call home.
“You’re really seeing two sides of our L.A. story,” Jonathan said. “You’ve got Drew’s old Hollywood style, and you’ve also got my laid-back California.” One is more luxe and glamorous, while the other has a casual, sink-into-a-space-and-never-get-up-sort-of vibe.
Drew and his wife, Linda Phan, have a home in Hancock Park, a venerable, mansion-filled neighborhood near downtown. Jonathan and his partner, actor Zooey Deschanel, recently bought a home they’re renovating in Brentwood, on the city’s west side, nearer the coast.
Like the twins, the City of Angels is a study in contrasts. “When you think about where we are here in LA, there’s so much architectural influence, so many amazing pieces of inspiration, so many beautiful historic homes,” Drew said. “You have art deco, you have regency modern, you have old bungalows, and you have a lot of laid-back vibes, especially over by the water. We thought, how can we capture a little bit of this classic beauty and bring it into our pieces.”
To create the 90-piece collection, which includes dressers, side tables, rugs, sectionals, dining sets and more, the twins pulled inspiration not only from Southern California, but also from their experience designing more than 500 houses for television and from renovating houses off air long before that. The brothers, now 43, have worked in the business for 25 years, and are both licensed real estate agents. Jonathan is also a licensed contractor.
Among the top furniture trends that will be showcased in their line, Jonathan says, is “pieces that can be multipurpose. That’s what I like about a modular system that you can change up to work with your space. Today you can find stuff that would be classy if it were in an office environment, or classy if it were in a living space or bedroom. Having that ability to mix and match is important.”
Drew agrees, “People were structured for a long time. Now we’re seeing a throwback to comfort along with style. We’re seeing more padding on the arms, and more glam.”
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