Poet Friedrich Schiller once said “There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.” This is absolutely true. There is nothing like having an understanding with the other because of the similarities between the two. Completely insynch. Now I know this quote was probably meant to speak for a loving couple. That’s great! But I am talking about your furniture. A balance and compatibility between two pieces that just work. That is what I call a “perfect pair.”
The power of two creates symmetry and a harmonious balance within the space. The commonality between the two, the line, structure, size, and color create the ultimate statement.
Lately, everyone has been a bit more conscious of their carbon footprint…and rightfully so. It is important that we appreciate what the Earth provides us naturally. In today’s society green living and conserving precious resources is a way of contributing to changing how we live for the better.
There has been a rediscovered interest in natural materials when it comes to interior design. Incorporating natural materials in the home has been around for centuries. A way to show off natures beauty and live with it daily. Bringing nature into your home creates both character and warmth, welcoming and providing peace to those who inhabit the space. There are so many ways you can achieve this look in the design of your own home. Whether in the middle of renovating or just adding something new be inspired to look at nature. Here are a few visuals to get your gears turning.
I must say I think I am a bit obsessed with seating, but who isn’t? Right…? Well, I know my husband is going to be over me if I add one more chair to our apartment. I just can’t help myself sometimes. There is nothing like a statement piece of furniture. You know the kind that stops everyone in their tracks and becomes the center of attention.
Strategically thinking about what type of seating will suite a space is a designers top priority. It is important to chose seating that best fits the personality of the owner/owners. The practicality of how the piece will be used in the space. Does it add drama and balance to the space? Is the color, comfort and size a good fit for the clients needs? These are all very important questions to consider when making the right choice for the space. Whether you are looking for a new sofa, accent or dining chair be mindful of the things I previously stated. It will make for easier hunting when you go out to find your perfect match for your space.
In my ventures in looking for statement seating I found some inspiration to steer me in the right direction. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Today, I want to highlight interior designer Michel Smith Boyd. Having received his BFA in interior design he has hit the design world by storm. Becoming one of the most influential and sought after designers. He has received many accolades and his work has been featured in several national publications.
Michel Boyd’s design aesthetic is true luxury with a thoughtful and collected design style. He infuses and finds the perfect mix of texture and fashion into all of his designs. His work is definitely going to get you inspired to try something new in your own home. Take a look.
The rumor is dining rooms are becoming obsolete. Today’s modern family lives a more casual lifestyle and our homes are a reflection of that. With our busy schedules it is sometimes hard to all sit down for dinner. Just think, all the planning involved with creating a sit down dinner where everyone in the home is present. I know…daunting. Just kidding! It’s really not that bad. I am an advocate for family time and I don’t think dining at home is going out of style. At least I hope not.
I think the stigma with formal dining rooms are they can be a bit stiff and stuffy. I disagree! Your dining room can be sophisticated and comfortable all-in-one. Whether your style is traditional, modern, contemporary, rustic or an eclectic mix you can create a dining space that everyone will love and want to eat in. I am telling you it can be possible. Just be open, be inspired and create. Take a look at these spaces that do just that.