Sunday, July 18, 2010
Washington DC and Virginia were among the first places where English was THE style for the early cognoscenti! Along with adapting the architecture, they brought their ideas from England for the colonial cabinet makers and upholsters to copy.
The tradition has continued. Nothing is more enviable than the Georgetown townhouses with their beautiful Georgian style windows and English interiors. They've been photographed so often that you could be forgiven for thinking you know the people who are living there!
Atlanta clients are lucky when their favorite decorating style is English. Atlanta has some of the best antique shops in America and some of the most reasonable prices. In fact, many New York designers are now scouring in our neighborhood for special buys.
English manor houses are a favorite style for many clients. But now that Atlanta has so many high rises and new construction, the question is often how to fit antiques into more modern surroundings.
The tropics were the second home for the English and they created a colonial style that's friendly and perfect for Miami .
When the English went to the outposts of the world, they had a memory of the Mother Country style but the native craftsmen didn't have the finesse, the tools or the history – so they created their own version. Each country in the Empire eventually created their own version of English. Invariably, it was charming with a homespun warmth and heft to it.
Whether your idea of French style is formal or country, part of the fun is knowing where to shop and how to get the most style for your dollar. If you’re interested in antiques, then your best buy will be at auction; if style is more important than provenance, you’ll have a world of choices. My only suggestion: instead of being slavish, adapt English style to your style.
Modernist designs are known for their purist sensibilities including clean lines, spaciousness, and efficiency. It is a very popular style in
Contemporary is of the moment. It is whatever’s different and what works for today. It’s uncluttered. Contemporary designs have some of the high-tech look and functionality of a modern design, but are not purist in style and design. One of the hallmarks of good contemporary design is its compatibility. In other words, pieces from different periods are combined to create a richer, more interesting look in a room. In a contemporary space, itâ€™s common to find a juxtaposition of styles such as an antique rug or historic wood table used with an ultra-modern sofa in a streamlined and technologically advanced space. All it takes is the confidence to play a little, and a new way of looking at things.
Ornamental elements such as moldings and posts are commonly used in a traditional design to reflect timeless elegance and sophistication. The classical style is represented by crown moldings, light valences, raised panel doors, columns with ornaments, hardwood flooring, and rich materials such as tumbled marble.
The country style is a casual version of the traditional style. Materials that are hand made or have a hand made look are preferred and have more variation. Worn and weathered items are celebrated and remove formality for a space.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Beautiful Mulch Level Single Family 850m²/9,149sqft residence on 1.720m²/18,500sqft enjoying privileged location in Jardim Guedala Say Paulo, Brazil. Architecture by Augusto Someplace and Flavio Moliterno and a landscape project by Maria Lucia. Luxury Interior Design Features 5 suites – master bedroom with dazzling full bath. Spacious great room with living room, fireplace room and TV room. Intimate room, formal dining room with fireplace, lunching room and eat-in kitchen. Please take a look for this great Home Interior design from some inspirational picture below.
Berkley House is the Large Georgian house which is located in Tetbury England, 2 hours from London . This Country Style House has Luxury Interior Design features Large living room and Concrete wet room . Equipped with a Modern open plan kitchen/dining room and bedroom in orangery. Please take a look for this Luxury Country House interior design from some Inspirational Picture below.
Located in Wilt shire, the south west of England 2 hours from London,this Beautiful castle was renovated in modern style. The Interior of War dour Castle features Stunning staircase and entrance hall, Large living rooms, huge windows, fireplaces, and wooden floors. Equipped with Modern open plan kitchen/dining area, Lots of Luxury bedrooms and bathrooms. Please take a look for this magnificent Castle Interior Design from some Inspirational picture below.