shivering here in Tunbridge Wells……….. lovely snow but the sky is gloomy and grey, we need a little warm golden sunshine to bring a smile to our interior design. Trawled through some images I liked that include that lovely shade of yellow…………………. keep warm everyone !! e
Parrots, dont you love them. There vibrant colours………. In a recent project we wanted to use them, we had found an amazing box of prints, a collection by Edward Lear and just new they would figure in our designs. Our brief was to give the restaurant a more up to date contemporary feel but maintaining the elegance of its classical heritage. We were delighted with the results, as were our clients.
Traditional Victorian building. Bistro Bar area designed with a classical approach and a contemporary edge.
Completed October 2010
Shower curtains, wet and clammy, not for me, but I came across this one that I thought rather charming, and would most definitely include in my designs.
On the other hand, althought I love the simplicity of this wonderful wet room, I do love a bath, cant beat a nice deep hot one !
Oh life has been so busy, lots to do, plans, plans and more plans………. Designing for myself too, which is rare, love grey, always have, think I always will, so have made a start with a dark hue, and offblack painted floor boards courtesy of Farrow and Ball. The following image I find inspiring, love the contrast between decorative traditional and sleek modernism, bringing together in a room is very appealing to my sensibilities.
Allthough I love colour and paint very colourful artworks, for interior spaces, especially the wall finishes I like a far more understated affair. I like to use colour that has no sense of time, does not denote a fashion “trend” but one that instills a sense of calmness, unseen, just “there” . You could liken it to blank canvas but that really demotes it I feel, I like to think it enhances the symmetry of the architecture, like putting on a tailored jacket to enhance your “shape”.
Its important for me that each piece of the “jigsaw” has integrity, it has a purpose, and that purpose for me is to create a sense of emotional wellbeing, this is where I source my designs from, happiness, feeling comfortable, feeling secure, and of course excitement.
Greys, Charcoal to silver, always have been a favourite, using the tonal values, rich, dark, and dramatic, to a much lighter airy feel. These images inspire me, they demonstrate what I feel, they are tear sheets from numerous media sources, elle decoracion and various american mags. Always on the look out for inspiration, not only from the media, but from nature, food and paintings, more on this later
Max Levy – Architect and creative genius, he creates with the elements, sun, wind and rain are are important to him, if not more than than the physical materials he uses. He knows how important space is , the interaction with form, sun and shadow, he literally paints surfaces with shadows. A genius. Please take time to watch the opening video on his site whee you can see him talking about how he works. http://www.maxlevyarchitect.com/