After my Miles Redd experience on Friday, I have spent the weekend in great contemplation. I thought about design and all that goes in to creating that one special space, all of the planning, searching, meetings etc. But what really makes "GOOD" design? I think after the lecture and viewing the Kipsbay show house filled with stunning design by some of my favorite designers, such as Bunny Williams, David Scott, Jamie Drake etc, I have an answer. I believe its thinking outside the or out of the box as David Scott does, and find your muse! Find inspiration in the most unexpected places, rather than searching for items or colors or fabrics, search for a something that literally moves you or strikes you. Like Miles Redd who was inspired by Babe Paley and Fonssagrives, we can find our own muse! That is what I set out to do on this early Monday morning. The only problem is I found more than one! I looked at photographs of women that I think embody the type of style that can create a room, and I hope you agree. Who would your muse be? Think about it and let me know. Happy Monday!!
|Daphne Guinness! This photo with its lines, sharp contrast, and colors, could inspire a stunning room!www.designyoutrust.com|
|Again Daphne Guinness in a filtered veil with great tones of gold and black, with a subtle hint of white.|
|Really the photograph speaks for itself!!! www.fashiongonerogue.com|
|This is a show stopper! |
The purples, orange, sharp lines then flowing cascade of fabrics.. WOW!!
|Hello Mrs Robinson, sophisticated with a touch of leopard, black, warm tone so her face. Gives great ideas for a room!www.prettyuglythingsblog.blogspot.com|
|Of course Miles' favorite Babe Paley, elegant, sharp, voted best dresser of this century by Vanity Fair!www.weheartit.com|
|Really, can anyone not create a room around this photograph?|
|Oh Jackie O! The geometric pattern, the softness of her face and sharp black accents..with a touch of peach.www.indigopeacock.com|
|Diahann Carol, rustic , yet sophisticated with burnt orange, velvet walls, reflective black, and bronze metal detail!www.lastfm.com|