March 22, 2012
By Joslyn Taylor
Brittany Cobb wears a lot of hats. Extremely well.
The native Californian harbors a life-long passion for home décor, nurtured by visiting her mom’s booth at an antique mall in her hometown and incessant bedroom revamps and DIY projects (she’s pretty confident the groovy ‘60s lamp that she crackle painted is still lurking somewhere back home in her parent’s attic).
After graduating from SMU, she took a post as a lifestyle reporter for The Dallas Morning News that soon morphed into a full-time home writer gig. There, she sharpened her eye for good design through product research, market trips, and interviewing industry leaders (her faves include Jonathan Adler and Albert Hadley).
During her time writing for the paper, Cobb quickly realized she was drawn to things a little off-the-beaten-path and to designers that pushed the decorating envelope. She also discovered that she wanted to be in the thick of inspiring furnishings and interiors, not just writing about them.
Cut to today. In addition to continuing to freelance for publications from DailyCandy (Cobb’s been the Dallas editor for four years this April) to the DMN, Cobb’s holds a dual (!) full-time gig split between running The Dallas Flea (a quarterly artisan market she founded in 2009) and Farrow & Cobb, a one-year old Dallas-based interior design company she co-owns with Morgan Farrow, focused on crafting one-of-a-kind, bohemian spaces that are never too far from center (Brittany’s nod to Mr. Hadley).
The woman is clearly a design wunderkind. Oh and she welcomed her first child this week, a sweet baby girl named Landry. So before the sleep deprivation kicks-in, we had to get inside Brittany’s head a bit and find out what’s making her tick of late....