Daun Curry, the creative force behind Modern Declaration, is a celebrated interior designer best known for her undying love of design and undeniable talent.
It’s no wonder she has quickly become recognized as one of interior design’s rising stars. She has been honored among the nominees for London’s prestigious Andrew Martin “Designer of the Year” Award for the past three years (2010, 2011, 2012), as well as being named one ofVogue’s hottest new designers in the coveted September issue (2009).
Daun has been fascinated with art and design and how they relate to color, light, pattern and texture her whole life. Daun grew up as one of five children on the sandy beaches of Florida. Her parents owned and operated a plush greenhouse and bottling factory in Palm Beach where they designed and produced terrarium lamps and home accessories. Daun was encouraged to be a free thinker and had no limits put on her continually growing imagination and her curiosity of the world.
Her innate adventurous nature led her to New York City in 2000 to attend the prestigiousParsons School of Design. Upon graduation, Daun’s first projects consisted of several private Manhattan residences as well as working with Morgan’s Hotel Group on the renovation of the Royalton Hotel in New York City. Daun’s impressive body of work also includes renovating one of the residences at the historical Stanhope Hotel as well as designing a beautiful luxury showroom for beloved jeweler Finn, both in Manhattan.
Perhaps Daun’s greatest gift is her ability to maintain her unrelenting standards for beautyand the art of design, while still being able to give each space a true functionality and comfort. In keeping with her fondness for nostalgia, one of Daun’s longtime hobbies is collecting vintage clothing, estate jewelry and art. From these personal collections she draws inspiration for her custom furniture and home accessory line, which she launched in 2008.
Daun has been featured in Elle Decor, Vogue Casa, Elle, Vogue, The New York Observer and the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, amongst others. Currently, Modern Declaration is involved in several Manhattan residential and commercial projects including showrooms for luxury beauty brand Moroccanoil and accessory design darlingsStella & Dot. Daun resides in New York City with her husband, daughter and Rat Terrier, Charlie.