In Interior Design world, modern farmhouse is the style where I feel you can develop awesome light and airy design where functionality is one of the most important elements of designing. As I mentioned in my earlier post last week, color texture, selection of material and home decor defines the style. You will find numerous articles on which elements defines modern farmhouse styles but there are other elements which ties whole design together as a cohesive /designer like look. I thought it would be good instead of providing whole list of element if I provide inspirational pictures and tied-elements to make this look more cohesive. This might be more helpful. (I would like to follow same format for this month's styling series so stay tuned :) )
When someone asks me about my design ideas or home decor choices, I feel it all goes back to basics! I learnt all these basics from observations and ancient culture. During my undergruadte studies in architecture/interior design, I learnt in depth about scale, harmony and order from ancient cities and buildings, all our ancient buildings built around some basic principles and its still one of the best creative pieces! That's why someone always say - Old is Gold!
Right now, I am designing my home decor line and home itself which reminds me all these! so, for people who are eager to know how my design/home decor line will be....so here is the rules I go by:
Many art pieces (as I make vases a lot) or my interior design spaces require adequate amount of lighting. I have a motto not too much and not to little. Whether it is my vintage jars with yellow tinted paint or solid white jars!Whether it is bright living room or man-cave with small little sun tunnel! If you work out your lighting part of it, your design will speak by itself!
Colors are language to me! Peoples' first impression is always going be colors. Colors in artifact or interior design can play active, passive or neutral role in the design. In my design I would love to play focal points that's why I paint vases which can create focal point to any interior spaces. Colors will reflect your personality and I guess it's great medium to me :)
3) Incorporating Antiques:
I am a big sucker of adding antique in to my designs. Antique doors, decor items are my favorites. I am excited to include some of my antique designs in to the shop. I feel vintage looks give that sophisticated high-class look if it is done right! With my new reno projects I am so so excited to pull up some vintage vibe to it.
I do have more rules in my cheat sheet but these three are the primary one!
Next updates on my shop and new interior design projects!
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