Inspired Decor Dynamics

 

 

Abigail Ahern designer East London townhouse

Designer Abigail Ahern East London townhouse

 

Interior design dynamics :

 

I never envy the challenge that an interior decorator faces when weighing up the myriad of choices they are presented with when designing or renovating a new space, to produce a timeless outcome of aesthetic appeal. Flair, spontaneity, knowledge, intuition and attention to detail all come into play with the creation of an engaging decor. Maintaining optimum functionality and keeping the client satisfied adds to the task. I think a design that transforms a space into a captivating, relaxed dimension using a minimum of objects, that combine to maximize the impact, is ideal.
More is better still seems to be a prevailing issue of contention for me. Too many objects and details competing for attention tend to nullify their visual presence. If a room has a busy decor, this can be tempered by the use of a symmetrical feature of simplicity, that presents a core of calmness as a counterbalance. Maxfield Parrish’s ‘Daybreak’ was the 20th century’s single most popular print in America and it had a distinctive aspect of symmetry to it, defined by two pillars. He observed that his most successful posters and prints all featured a defining symmetry, so people must subconsciously seek out this quality.
There are some images below that highlight the effective dynamic of having diametrically opposed elements. I especially like the use of classical objects in a contemporary environment and the use of textural contrasts. Curvilinear contrasts against rectilinear lines always makes a room interesting. The arrangement of empty space is also important, rooms need clear spaces where the Chi can circulate and refresh. Curved lines and simplicity also support this.
Using a collection of objects of mild visual impact can be polarized against a single object with a stronger presence to push the dynamic. Sometimes a single decorative piece can emanate a calm and grandeur that influences the ambience of the whole room. Naturally lighting can be incorporated to highlight this.
Rooms of successful design and decor feel nurturing and uplifting. Enthralling interior decors have an essence that is transcendental, just like good art. I’m always in awe of designers that can produce a sanctuary of comfort and visual appeal that you know will inspire and bring respite from life’s pressures and complexities. Most of the images shown in this post emphasize these aspects along with the effective use of sculpture and pottery in an interior home decor context.

 

 

 

ALEXIS-BITTAR-PHOTOGRAPHY-BY-KELLY-STUART

Alexis Bittar apartment

photo  Kelly Stuart

 

 

Art-Nouveau-Style-House-Villa-Liberty-near-Moscow

Villa Liberty Art Nouveau home, Moscow

 

 

 

Bjorn-Wiinblad-Lady-Vase ceramic abstract

Lady Vase – Bjorn Wiinblad

 

 


Botanical-Mural...---Designed-by-Daun-Curry-of-Modern-Declaration-and-photographed-by-Emily-Gilbert

Tree and cranes wall mural by Daun Curry of Modern Declaration

Photographed by Emily Gilbert

 

 

 

Buddha-statue-mudra-pose and large ceramic lamp base

Buddha statue with mudra pose, ceramic lamp base with deep carving.

 

 

Decorator-Amy-Lau-used-oversize,-theatrical-pieces-by-Vladimir-Kagan-and-Lindsey-Adelman-to-complement-the-19-foot-ceilinged-and-glass-walled-living-room--Manhattan-triplex

Decorator Amy Lau using the curvaceous sofas and rugs to balance the rectilinear window frames 0f this downtown Manhattan apartment

 

 

 

Carved-Abstract Sandstone-Sculpture-by-Josette-Barbier,-1990

Carved Sandstone Sculpture by Josette Barbier

1990

 

 

 

Catalonian-country-home-of-designer-Serge-Castella,-a-custom-made-table-is-framed-by-iron-chairs-from-the-estate-of-Roger-Vivier

The Catalonian country home of designer Serge Castella

 

 

 

cuarto-de-banyo-anouska-hempel blue and white azuleo tiled wall panel

Cuarto de banyo ( bathroom) designed by Anouska Hempel with a blue and white azulejo ceramic tiled wall panel and matching pots

 

 

 

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Fortuna dining table – Boca Do Lobo

 

 

Curated-interiors

Monet coffee table & Newton suspended lamp by Boca Do Lobo

Maree sofa by Brabbu

 

 

 

Swedish home decor

Swedish decor

wabisabi-style.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

 

decor8-gr mid century lounge chair and vases in orange

Mid century vases and lounge chair

decor8.gr

 

 

 

Designer-Debora-French-New-York-Apartment-interior-design-home-interior-decorating-14  

NY apartment design by Deborah French

 

 

 

vinyl stucco mural DESUS by Wall and Deco

 Stucco mural DESUS by Wall and Deco

behangfabriek

 

 

 

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Eclectic Country House in Connecticut – Interior Design Files

 

 

 

Edouard-Cazaux---Rare-Earthenware-Vase-Circa-1930

Edouard Cazaux baluster vase

 

 

 

Holiday-House,-Caleb-Anderson--Cleve-Gray-painting-from-Loretta-Howard-over-a-daybed-of-his-own-design

Cleve Gray painting and Primavera Art Deco vase – interior design by Caleb Anderson

Photo by Lauren Silberman

1stDibs Introspective Magazine

 

 

 

Designer Herve Van Der Straeten Paris apartment

Parisian apartment of  designer Herve Van Der Straeten

Photo –  Ricardo Labougle

 

 

Vaso-smalto-rosso-di-Bertoncello

Bertoncello red glazed pitcher/vase

Vicenza,Italy –  60’s

Antiquariato Ceramiche

 

 

Important-Stoneware-Vase-by-Rene-Ben-Lisa-1984 GALERIE-SILBEREIS

Globular stoneware vase-by Rene Ben Lisa

Galerie Silbereis

 

 

 

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Contemporary coffee table with fire pit – an electric water-based fireplace that creates a realistic smoke and fire effect by Rigoletto

 

 

 

Interior-Design-by-Julie-Hillman---photography-Manolo-Yllera-for-Architectural-Digest-España

Interior Design by Julie Hillman—photography Manolo Yllera for Architectural Digest España

 

 

 

Interiors-Chateau-de-Buno

Chateau de Buno, France

 

 

Original-design-vase---ceramic---FACETURE-by-Phil-Cuttance---MoaRoom

Moulded ‘Faceture’ vase – Phil Cuttance, UK

 

 

Simone-Krug-- lidded ceramic vessel

Simon Krug

www.rauchblau.com/

 

John-Jacob-Interiors---green-velvet-sofa-with-tall-green-ceramic-bottle-and-dancing-figurine-sculpture

John Jacob interior design

 

 

 

Large-Ceramic-Vase-by-Robert-Caldart

Robert Caldart large ceramic vase

Sold by Revival on 1stDibs

 

 

 

lion-statuary - crowned guardian lion statues

Crowned guardian lion statues

 

 

 

Lógi-Cult-Michael-James-Talbot

Ceramic bust by Michael James Talbot, UK

 

 

 

Makassar-Gallery--Art Deco lamp and green figurine

Art Deco geometric table lamp, parakeet green glass female figurine

1930’s

Makassar Gallery

 

 

Vetro-Mosaico-by-Scott-Benefield patterned vessel

‘Vetro Mosaico’ by Scott Benefield

 

 

 

Marc-D'Haenens-Sculpture-Bonnzom-Belgium-

Marc D’Haenens aluminium female sculpture

Belgium, 1975

 

Michael-Smith-decor-Manhattan ornate table with modernist sculpture

Manhattan apartment interior design by Michael Smith. Bold contrasts between the Henry Moore sculpture, the ornate 18th century gilt wood console and the rectilinear obelisk.

 

 

 

MayHamilton-Head-with-hair-BS1938

Porcelain bust – May Hamilton

 

 

mediterranean-villa-by Richard Shapiro

Mediterranean villa of Richard Shapiro

Malibu, California

 

 

 

mediterranean-villa-Richard-Shapiros-malibu-home

Malibu mediterranean villa of Richard Shapiro

 

 

 

Very-Large-Bottle-Form-Vase-by-Stig-Lindberg

Swedish ceramic bottle – Stig Lindberg

 

 

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Mid Century style – Shirley Meisels design

 

 

 

airy,-bright-and-cheery---mcm-with-organic-lines-from-nature . Architectural Digest, Spain - Casa-estudio de Manolo Yllera

Colourful Mid-Century pieces in the studio of photographer Manolo Yllera

Architectural Digest, Spain

 

 

New-York-architect-Lee-Mindel-gave-this-duplex-in-Manhattan’s-Flatiron-neighborhood-a-distinctly-clean-lined,-less-is-more,-mid-century-loo

Mid Century decor – architect Lee Mindel, Manhattan, NY

 

 

 

Original-design-ceramic-vase---SMALL-CONVERSATION-by-Jaime-Hayon---Lladró-Comercial

‘Small Conversation’ – Jaime Hayon, Lladro

 

 

 

outskirts-of-Antwerp,-Belgium,-interior-designer-Axel-Vervoordt-furnishes-the-orangerie-of-his-medieval-castle

Belgium Antwerp medieval castle – Interior design – Axel Vervoordt

 

 

 

pair-of-18th-century-Swedish-windows,-garden-statues-depicting-the-seasons,-and-two-Lumina-pumpkins-on-a-French-painted-console.

Swedish windows, garden statues and lumina pumpkins

toneontoneantiques.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

 

Pier1 giraffe and elephant sculptures - Eastern Afrocentric theme decor

Eastern and afrocentric decor – Pier 1

 

 

 

Solid-stone-coffee-table-by-Joris-Laarman

Solid stone coffee table and seat – Joris Laarman

 

 

 

Casa-de-Cocinas-in-San-Miguel-de-Allende,-Mexico-by-House-+-House-Architects-

Casa de Cocinas in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by House + House Architects

 

 

Studio-Van-den-Akker’s-New-York-City-Showroom

Mid-Century style wall panel – Van de Akkers studio, NY

 

 

 

stylish-country-home-interior-decorating-Country-House-Of-Fashion-Designer-Tracy-Reese

Country House Of Fashion Designer Tracy Reese

 

 

Villa-Planchart-via-Gio-Ponti-archive

Interior design by Gio Ponti (1953-57) – abstract ceramic cladding on the wall, statues by Fausto Melotti

Villa Planchart, Caracas 

 

 

 

palomba-living-room - rattan-style-chaise with pottery clusters - Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento

 

 

 

Roger-Capron-lamp-on a brutalist-table

Mid Century Roger Capron ceramic lamp on a brutalist table

 

 

 

dark-luxurious-bedroom---This-apartment-in-Kiev-(Kyiv)-is-the-work-of-Dzhemesyuk-&-Yurov-Design

Apartment in Kiev – Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design

 

 

 

SICIS-Milan-showroom with ceramic mosaic

Ceramic mosaic mural – Sicis showroom

Milan

 

 

Sofa,-Gervasoni-Ghost - white sofa

Sofa from the Gervasoni Ghost Collection

 

 

Kelly-Wearstler-Residential abstract white busts

Textural interplay – Kelly Wearstler design

 

 

 

balinese-modern-rattan-furniture and decor

Balinese rattan furniture and decor

 

 

 

hotel-interior-design-luxury-hotel-design-in-greece-san-giorgio-mykonos-13-(1)

Large black glaze Greek pot – San Giorgio hotel, Mykonos

 

 

 

Art-Deco-RoomRed-Coral-Design

Interior by Red Coral Design, Melbourne

 

 

Burnham-Design--

Elegant dining room

Burnham Design

 

 

Oblong-Cabinet-Exclusive-Furniture-Boca-De-Lobo

Juxtaposed classical and contemporary

Boca Do Lobo

 

 

 

Burnham-Design-Lavender-sofa, Chinese ancestor figurine lamps.

Lavender sofa and Chinese ancestor figurine lamps.

Burnham Design

 

 

 

russian-Eclectic-Country-House-country-home-interior-design-architecture-(3)

Russian eclectic country home – impressive ceramic tiled fireplace and chimney

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Ingrid Renard
    Posted January 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Please add me to your mailing list.
    Your posts are incredibly inspiring.
    Thank you, Ingrid

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