Sorry we havent posted in awhile, we have been really busy but just had to post about our visit to Maison Objet. This is an absolute must for interior design trade shows, and definitely not to be missed. So much to inspire, but it is “huge” and this year even bigger with a new hall, making 8 in total. We we walked around for three solid days, by then we were full of so many images that our brains were in overload, enough was enough and we called it a day. The following images will pop up in my designs for sure…………. in fact some already have !!
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/
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg together design amazing interiors, based in Toronto and New York. These are some of their interior images, but look at their website for some very simple and stylishly impactful interiors.
I love this interior created by Roman and Williams, masucline I know but it has something about it that really appeals to me, its classic simplicity and no colour, just black and white and natural materials
I have been putting together some ideas for artwork for my next project. Incorporates a restaurant and bistro and a spa amongst other things. Although I using using red in some areas, I want to add some purple mauve touches. During this process I have really warmed to this colour, used sparingly it looks quite splendid.