Daun Curry, the creative force behind Modern Declaration, is a celebrated interior designer best known for her undeniable talent and her undying love of design. It’s no wonder she has quickly become recognized as one of interior design’s rising stars. Daun has been honored as a four-time nominee for the prestigious Andrew Martin “Designer of the Year” Award and was named one of Vogue’s hottest new designers.
Daun grew up as one of five children in sunny Florida. From an early age, she became fascinated with art and design and how they relate to color, light, pattern, and texture. Following her dream of becoming a designer, Daun moved to New York City to attend Parsons The New School for Design in 2002.
Daun’s impressive body of work includes renovating a residence at the historical Stanhope Hotel in New York City as well as designing beautiful private residences for clients in Manhattan, upstate New York, and the Hamptons. Among her commercial clients are Finn Jewelry, beauty brand Moroccanoil, and Stella & Dot. In 2012, Daun was chosen as part of an exclusive group of four designers from around the world to lead a new design initiative in China. The group is currently collaborating on a Boutique Hotel project in Guangzhou.
Daun has the unique ability to translate personal fashion, style and viewpoints into an enduring design that tells the story of the client. In keeping with her fondness for history and 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.
Perhaps Daun’s greatest gift is her ability to maintain her unique, keen and unrelenting standards for beauty and the art of design, while still being able to give each space a true functionality and comfort. Daun and her projects have been featured in Vogue Casa, Elle, Luxe Interiors and Design, Gotham, New York Observer, and Trends China, amongst others.
Daun currently resides in Manhattan with her husband Bryan and their four year old daughter Lyla Simone.