Anthony Watts

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with Anthony Watts of LAYER. LAYER is an extension of Anthony's passion for designing unique and experiential environments through living elements; plants, succulents, foliage and more.

Astrological sign?
Cancer with Leo Rising

Lucky number?

Favorite Color?

Morning, Noon, or Night?

Uptown, Midtown or Downtown?
Downtown but my life is pulling me out East which I’m loving most of all.

Oscars, Tonys or Grammys?

Met, MOMA or Movies?

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
No. no and no.

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?

Red, White, or Rose?
Red Winters, White Springs and Rosé Summers.

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
What do you mean ‘or’?

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
Pizza (with a salad).

Black, white or color?
Black + White.

Is your closet messy or neat?

What’s your favorite room?
Deck + Pool in the summer, Den for the rest.

What do you collect?
African and Asian objects.

Dream dinner guest?
Marcel Wolterinck. I’m a big fan of his work and had the pleasure of meeting him at the last Milan Furniture Fair. He was super nice and I’d love the opportunity to hear more about his process and his journey. A trip to his shop in Laren, NL is high on my list of places to visit.

Sunday ritual?
CBS This Morning (the ‘Moment of Nature’ segment is the perfect way to start the week), NY Times, Jazz + indulgent breakfast to start. Then if I’m lucky, something outdoors like yoga, a bike ride, paddle boarding, kayaking or just a long walk.

Favorite flower?

Cheat meal?
Mac + Cheese

Talent you’d like to have?

Quality you want to be remembered by?

Best thing about New York?
Variety. I love that it can be just about anything you want it to be.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
Something truly special that makes you feel good. That can be anything right? A piece of clothing, a book, a loaf of bread. You can find artistry and luxury in anything. When it resonates with you I say buy it and enjoy.