THOUGHTS ON GOOD DESIGN BLOG
Gabriella Mirabelli is an artist who values simplicity, space, light and stillness. Her paintings and photographs simplify natural forms into abstract compositions. She aspires to create art with peace and serenity as a detour from our frantic world…
Our Big Feature this month is a design solution for a living room that we called “Functional Geometry.” The room was rectangular and so were many of the architectural elements. We played off these shapes in our fabrics and furnishings to create a sophisticated, calming atmosphere….
Our family tradition during the Holidays is to come into the city to have some fun and see the sights. This year we started by visiting the Historical NYC Public Library. We were amazed by the intricate wood carvings in the ceilings and the soaring columns with decorative detail. We stumbled upon a photography exhibit entitled ‘The Public Eye’ that ran the gamut from old to new images…
I joined the WithIt NY chapter to tour the Holiday House in NYC. It was located at The Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Individual rooms were decorated by many talented Interior Designers in Holiday themes celebrating life’s special occasions. The entry donation benefitted The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Why does some upholstery cost more than others? Its a combination of factors: the fabric quality, trim details, workmanship, cushion material and the frame construction…
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.
“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”