Monday, February 2, 2009

multiple design personality...


...i have it.

today's inspiration courtesy of VOGUEliving (australia)
issues: sept/oct '08 -and- nov/dec '08

22 comments:

Tootsie said...

meeee toooo!

david.clark said...

Hi Angelo, David Clark here, Editor of Vogue Living. thanks for posting our pics. Glad you like them....

angelo said...

You're welcome David.

You do amazing work over at Vogue Living.

Nick Klaus said...

That wallpaper in picture #2 is a bit much for me, but I can see a lot of creative influence coming out of the magazine. I'm going to have to check it out!

leah said...

i love the first one...the rough wall and the soft pink flowers...delish! and i have always wanted a room with a floor to ceiling bookshelf....no dust please though.

Momovthree said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration this morning.
~Michelle

Shelia said...

Morning, Angelo! I just saw you on HGTV this morning and waved at you! ;) I adore those chadys and the wall of shelves. These are gorgeous inspiration photos. Have a beautiful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the foyer. The mix of patterns is bold but really works. Angelo you have a good blog.
Roberta Anne

Clare45 said...

Absolutely stunning. We love your striking design style and we rate your inspiration... Vogue!

It might not be that cold where you are but it is freeezing and actually snowing in the UK.

How is this for icy interior design inspiration...

We braved the heaps of London snow and headed to Hyde Park to build our first sofa made completely of snow... a snofa!

Check out the hilarious video we made and be impressed with our interiors and furnishing know how. :D

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1578001948/bctid10009798001

Snowy love,

The mydeco team xxx

mrsben said...

I think I may have it too. Perhaps it is catching :)

Angelo, may I ask you a design question about something I have just recently read?

Subject: Small Spaces
Quote by the designer Celerie Kemble: "I put bold color everywhere; the more there is, the more it tempers itself. You just have to make sure you wrap the color so you don't delineate (indicate precisely) the edges of the room."

My Question(s): What exactly does she mean? Is she referring to the use of transitional color(s)?

THANK YOU!

mbkatc230 said...

Me too! I absolutely covet that library! Oh, and the dining room artwork, and . . . you get the picture! Kathy

pve design said...

moi aussi.

Dish Diva aka Kay said...

The blue room displayed...is to die for.Looks like my heaven.I want to go there in my next paint fantasy.

angelo said...

Mrs. Ben,

In terms of where she speaks of "wrapping the color" that just about making sure that you don't end a color where the wall ends but wrapping it around the edge of a wall as it goes into another room so that there seems to be some flow.

The thing about design, in regards to any style, is that there really is no exact science. There isn't a specific formula that works every time. It's a creative art form and just like music, some people are more into country, other classical and others rap. Then there are those that just like music, in all forms. Embrace the fact that what may be perfect for someone else (including a professional) may just not be right for you.

The bet way to know what is going to work for you it to look at stuff that doesn't. It's always interesting the diverse comments that are left about the same room (on Rate My Space). Everyone brings their own point of view to a design style and even though someone may think something is just awful, someone else may feel it's just brilliant.

Design mags, blogs, books and TV shows are an excellent resource to look at what doesn't work for you and what does and then experiment in your own home. THAT's the BIG SECRET as to why designers get it right, we've gotten it wrong so many times that we've learned from that. My home is a test lab for every idea I have. I experiment all the time and it doesn't have to cost anything. Just simple rearranging your room and editing stuff out of it will give yo a fresh perspective.

KYLE said...

Me Too!!!

I love all those rooms. What's wrong with me? This is why I can never decide on a style. A well designed room, is a well designed room no matter what style.

LOVE your blog.

mrsben said...

THANK YOU once again Angelo for your valuable expertise.

I think when I read 'bold color', immediately what came to mind was the color 'Fuschia'. For the life of me I couldn't visualize painting a 'whole space' with it (what I had interpreted as wrapping) regardless that it would temper itself....which brings me to your point "which may be perfect for someone else, may not be right for you". An accent wall or accessories in a bold colour would suit me just fine.

WISHING YOU A SUPER WEEK!

drollgirl said...

dammit. i love this stuff. especially the stairwell shot.

imjacobsmom said...

Those last two rooms speak to me. I had a dining room set similar to that one. I had the seats recovered in avocado green (what does that tell you) - I think that skateboard adds the perfect touch. I'm not really a blue person, but that room is a denim shade and it is comfortable. ~ Robyn

amiable amy said...

I love the library, the best part in the house that I could spend most of my free time.

The designs are so good. I love the the entry way picture.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I think we all have a touch of it!I know I do, too!!

david john said...

amazing!

Dawn said...

STUNNING PHOTOS!

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