If you have been following my blog, you know that when it comes to interiors….I have a certain aesthetic. My personal taste is very girly, eclectic, and modern. But when it comes to designing for other people, it should always be a happy compromise.
When my client first approached me about creating some boards for a newly renovated portion of her home, I have to say that I was a bit hesitant. My client’s style was a lot more traditional than anything I have ever done before but I do love a challenge-yes I do. I soon learned that though she did have this strong preferred aesthetic, she also had a really fun side, and more important than anything-she was very open to suggestions. The lady of the house also loves pattern, especially bold ones. We def have in common, I love a good pattern. The client also had a flair for decadence. And what perfect opportunity to use luxurious (girly-ish) pieces, such as mirrored furniture and venetian mirrors. So my plan was to choose patterns and shapes with a traditional look/motif but keep the overall lines simple and modern. A good example of this is the lamps. I selected a very traditional shape like an urn but kept the shade a modern drum with clean lines. Another example is the rugs. The patterns are very traditional in form like the paisley, but with the larger scale it gives it a touch of modern. I tend to think that when something is ‘too modern’ or ‘too traditional’ it can fast be dated. So I think balancing these elements is the key to longevity.
Thanks so much Mrs. Lozano, for being great to work with! I had fun. I can’t wait to see your end result!