Therese Interior Design

collaboration is the key to design

March 2015

Art as it relates to You

Selecting Art  and trying to find the ‘right’ Art for your space can be intimidating.  Let’s stop right there.  There is no right there is no wrong.  Unless it’s dogs playing poker.  That is so very wrong on so many levels. 

Consider this:  Your Space should be a reflection of You.  So select  Art which  speaks to you. Happily, today there are so many affordable venues to creating your own Art that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to achieve the ‘look’.

Layering and Texture

Savvy Designers know two key ingredients to making any space beautiful:  Layering and Texture

I learned a valuable lesson when participating in a Design Competition a number of years ago.  Our concept was this:  you had 59 minutes to decorate an empty  Soho Loft.   Five Talented , Hungry Teams competed and Jamie Drake and Bunny Williams were among the selected panel of Celebrity Judges.  We were  provided with the same selection of furniture, lighting and accessories.  In the immortal words of Tim Gunn:  “Make it Work”.

We didn’t place First.  Why?  Our landscape didn’t Layer.

Layering.  It means be conscious of how and where you place the items in your room.  A truly successful ‘landscape’ will have purposefully arranged items from small to high as you transition through the space.  It’s so pleasing to the eye.