I found an old copy of Architectural Digest, dated January 2006, which discusses topics with 100 Interior Designers. I am reading through them and want to chat what I like about what they say, or if they really have something I disagree with, I’ll say my point of view. In part this is an exercise…
Speaking of rules he said that its important to know “when to break the rules.”
Designers should work with the Architects from the get-go, to make sure the background is right. Or from my point of view as an architect I should know make sure the background is set for the decoration of the…
Speaking on her favourite room to design she said, “The powder room, because it can be a jewel box. We can work with more extravagant materials, like onyx, gold leaf and had-tooled leather, because the quantity needed is very small.”
Talking about comfortable living space: “A chair must have a…
Talking about mistakes people make doing their own designs…he stated that an importance in cohesion throughout the whole building. Every room should be tied to the every other room, despite their differences.
On speaking about home electronics that people are asking for, she said, “Wireless systems that are completely hidden….I never put a huge, flat-screen television on the wall—I hide it so that it’s no the focal point of the room. Because a screen can be installed to pop out of any ceiling, it’s no…
There were obviously one hundred designers who were discussed in the magazine; however, I did not discuss them all. This is because the others just rehashed some of the same ideas these had to discuss or I didn’t agree with what they had to say. Please feel free to form your own opinions.
Through out the January 2006 edition of Architectural Digest they discussed specific idea of several Designers. This one is on the topic of colour.
The Specific Question: “Is there a particular color or material that you find yourself returning to again and again?”
Laura Hunt: At least two…
The Ferrari 458 Italia
I hate to compare it this way but it looks like Ferrari meets Carrera and Lambo.
I don’t like Ferrari’s Supercars. This one I not only like but I love. Maybe Supercar is the wrong word, since all Ferrari’s are Supercars. But this is their long wheel based supercar, maybe megacar.
The headlights are perfect for competition against the Lambo or Porshe lights. Although, unlike Porsche lamps, it really only works for the “megacar.” The FF doesn’t look right with those headlamps.
Is there a classic print or fabric that will never be passé?
Samuel Botero: animal prints, esp. leopard (Are you kidding?)
Anthony P. Browne: Alicia chintz from Colefax and Fowler
William W. Stubbs: Damask
Thomas Britt: Jim Thompson Thai Silk IV in banana
Roderick N. Shade: Paisley (?)
Your client’s budget will allow only one exceptional carpet. What should it be?
Charles Allem: silk Tibetan
Samuel Botero: antique, from 18-century Aubusson to Oriental or hi-qual 20th century
Laura Hunt: period appropriate
Harry Schnaper: custom Hokanson. Darmstadt-Duveen
William W. Stubbs: Persian
Matthew White: antique Persian
Campion A Platt: Tibetan custom
Roderick N. Shade: very good Persian
Paul Vincent Wiseman: depends on the job
Mark Boone: antique Ushak