Tuesday, February 22, 2011

unexpected...


If you've been a reader of this blog, watched any of my TV design shows or have been stuck with me in an elevator, you know that I am passionate about all things design--especially when it comes to taking risks, being motivated by what you love (not trends), and going for the unexpected in a way that truly represents you while energizing your room.

Well, Australian Vogue Living is one of my favorite Shelter Mags. The editing team there, along with the photography, layout, typefaces and homes featured always inspire.

Next time you're feeling a little "stuck" or you think about playing it safe with color, check out their pages. Subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) use of color, mix of styles/patterns, gloriously ignoring design rules and general unexpectedness--even when it's something as expected, like flowers in a vase.

Enjoy Kids,
-angelo

6 comments:

Beth said...

Just when I was doing so well, letting subscriptions lapse, paring back on the monthly influx of periodicals, giving my mailperson a reason to like me again ... . How can I not subscribe to this one?!

Leah said...

I totally love that fireplace full of wood. what a great use of the space and it adds such great pattern. and the drawers in stairs...still one of my favorite storage solutions out there.

tale of many cities said...

l.o.v.e.

Angel Threads - NCG said...

Remember women getting their "colors" done?? I had to for a financial job position once...yuck! Well, I buy clothing in colors that appeal to my eye and of course, if it fits correctly. Same with decorating. I put what I love...in places, unexpected. I paint colors that I love and do not follow 'rules'. The only baseline in my world is scale...that can throw any design into orbit sideways :) Love all these design suggestions you toss our way,
Angelo...

angelo said...

Beth-
This one is worth it.
Angel Threads-
Oh man! What a throwback. I just had a flash of my Mom and her friends talking about getting their "colors done" when I was a kid. Ugh. I love that you don;t follow 'rules' when it comes to color/design. Smart that you use scale as a baseline!

mrsben said...

Would love to be stuck in an elevator with you and hear you talk about design. :) -Brenda-

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