Blurring the lines between home and hospitality, the American stores of RH have literally reimagined furniture retailing and interior design services.
Fondazione Prada , the former distillery in south Milan which has been masterfully converted into an experimental, installation art destination, designed by OMA, led by Rem Koolhaa.
Researching Art Deco lighting at luxury Dublin hotel The Westbury by Canadian designer Timothy Mather.
From Buckingham Palace, to Nancy Lancaster’s Brook Street yellow drawing room at Colefax and Fowler, through to the use of yellow at The White House by designers such as Stéphane Boudin and Kenneth Blasingame, this tale presents grand, opulent yellow designs through history.
“Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.”
Probably one of the most powerful influences in the elements and principals of design, lighting plays a phenomenal impact on the mood, enjoyment and visual aesthetic of an interior design scheme.
Defined by the prominent use of strong blues, bursts of reds, white, and often turquoise, this colour palette was originally an homage to the Turkish craftmakers’s Oriental neighbours, China, and the Ming dynasty ceramics.
“If it looks right, it is right,” Dorothy Draper
The history of wall murals in interior design took an interesting turn in the early twentieth century, when a number of fine American hotels and hospitality establishments approached famous artists to create huge artworks to lavish their interiors.
“I’m completely addicted to luxury. I have no ability for anything else.” Robert Couturier
“If a client wants a nineteenth-century Gothic library, it is up to me to create the best nineteenth-century […]
Less of a coincidence, and more a decree of history and design theory, is the influence Adolf Loos’ (1870 – 1933) interior schemes have had on commercial interiors in Dublin.
Since the opening on Dawson Street of the iconic eatery The Ivy, with its crazed art deco interior from the legendary Martin Brudnizki, maximal design is a hot topic.
“Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.” Adolf Loos