As Layered as You Please…A Gallery Full of Busy Decor

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As a designer, my tastes in interiors are fairly eclectic. I love applying a broad range of colors and styles to my client’s décor.

One thing that seems to have a common thread throughout my work and the work I admire from my fellow designers is a “layered” look. I like layers. I like it when a room is lived in, yet organized. Evolved yet pulled together. Nothing too matchy-matchy, but definitely coordinated.

Here is a little gallery I pulled together this morning from my Pinterest board entitled Interiors.

Above image from Jacques Grange.

Scalamandre wallpaper.

When working with a “cool”, monochromatic color scheme you can add lots of texture for visual and tactile interest. Shiny mercury glass adds some glitz.

Albert Hadley, above image. The corner of this room has some appealing layers.

Chatsworth in England. My son Christian and I visited Chatsworth when he was pre-teen. We spent considerable time in the barnyard area with the sheep and chickens.

No color in this little vignette but it feels “lived in” because of the books, baskets and plant.

Salvaged wood fireplace surround next to the drama of tufted leather, floor length draperies, and crystal chandelier.

A wide variety of styled furnishings work well together in this Moorish style architecture.

Busy, modern layering. The pieces featured here “light up” against one another.

Blue, red and a touch of yellow: colors that are particularly fresh together. The iconic chandelier is by Marjorie Skouris.

Cool gray painted book cases and paneling, chevron stained floors and an Aero Saarinen table: a fresh take on classic design.

Frilly, romantic, cabbage roses. Bennison and Laura Ashley fabrics were favorites in the eighties. To me, they still feel fresh.

The pop of Chinese red and robin’s egg blue in a sitting area “loft”. Jeffrey Billhuber.

Exuberant color and lots of “things” in this cottage styled décor.

The warmth of wood is cooled down with white upholstery and iron fixtures.

Rooms without possessions seem unlived in. Not evolved. Like a cheap hotel, they’re devoid of personality or clues about the persons who inhabit them. Whatever your preferred style of living, my hope is that you’ll fill your home with the things you love and enjoy them on a daily basis.

January 16, 2014

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As Layered as You Please…A Gallery Full of Busy Decor

As Layered as You Please…A Gallery Full of Busy Decor

As Layered as You Please…A Gallery Full of Busy Decor