Enlivening the beautiful interiors of Victorian and Georgian Dublin homes through colour.
Category Archive: Interior Design
“Awesome”; the feeling which the design and fitout of Bottega Veneta’s revamped, futuristic, Singapore store at “The Shoppes” at the Marina Bay Sands emulates.
The sophisticated design at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria, north Sabah in Borneo, brings local design elements to the fore, in a luxury setting. Culturally significant elements of the earth, sea and sky, are layered to form an aesthetic which reflects on the unique art, colours and nature of Malay tradition.
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.
British interior decorator Colin Orchard is responsible on our Emerald Isle for the magnificent interiors of Ballyfin Demesne, one of Ireland’s grandest Regency country house hotels.
One of the most fascinating decorators in American history, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 –1933) was an incredible, multi-faceted designer. His artistic flairs included painting, interior design, glass crafts and architecture, and he excelled in each.
“Understatement is extremely important and crossing too many t’s and dotting too many i’s make a room look overdone and tiresome.”
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.
“Lighting is such a large part of the visual arts – architecture, most of all – I’m sure the best we can do today will be inadequate tomorrow”
“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 […]