Tag Archives: decor divine

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 apartment

photo  Kelly Stuart




Villa Liberty Art Nouveau home, Moscow




Bjorn-Wiinblad-Lady-Vase ceramic abstract

Lady Vase – Bjorn Wiinblad




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 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






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





Fortuna dining table – Boca Do Lobo




Monet coffee table & Newton suspended lamp by Boca Do Lobo

Maree sofa by Brabbu




Swedish home decor

Swedish decor





decor8-gr mid century lounge chair and vases in orange

Mid century vases and lounge chair






NY apartment design by Deborah French




vinyl stucco mural DESUS by Wall and Deco

 Stucco mural DESUS by Wall and Deco






Eclectic Country House in Connecticut – Interior Design Files





Edouard Cazaux baluster vase





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




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





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





Chateau de Buno, France




Moulded ‘Faceture’ vase – Phil Cuttance, UK



Simone-Krug-- lidded ceramic vessel

Simon Krug




John Jacob interior design





Robert Caldart large ceramic vase

Sold by Revival on 1stDibs




lion-statuary - crowned guardian lion statues

Crowned guardian lion statues





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


Makassar Gallery



Vetro-Mosaico-by-Scott-Benefield patterned vessel

‘Vetro Mosaico’ by Scott Benefield





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.





Porcelain bust – May Hamilton



mediterranean-villa-by Richard Shapiro

Mediterranean villa of Richard Shapiro

Malibu, California





Malibu mediterranean villa of Richard Shapiro





Swedish ceramic bottle – Stig Lindberg




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




Mid Century decor – architect Lee Mindel, Manhattan, NY





‘Small Conversation’ – Jaime Hayon, Lladro





Belgium Antwerp medieval castle – Interior design – Axel Vervoordt





Swedish windows, garden statues and lumina pumpkins





Pier1 giraffe and elephant sculptures - Eastern Afrocentric theme decor

Eastern and afrocentric decor – Pier 1





Solid stone coffee table and seat – Joris Laarman





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




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





Country House Of Fashion Designer Tracy Reese




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





Apartment in Kiev – Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design




SICIS-Milan-showroom with ceramic mosaic

Ceramic mosaic mural – Sicis showroom




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





Large black glaze Greek pot – San Giorgio hotel, Mykonos





Interior by Red Coral Design, Melbourne




Elegant dining room

Burnham Design




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 home – impressive ceramic tiled fireplace and chimney





NEXT POST  – Fun sculptures in the playground