Sometime there is an opportunity to decorate a house as a consistent hole rather than leave it to evolve organically over a period of time in the designed interior of the role of each element has been carefully calculated in relation to its fellows. There is a tendency towards the ornate defined the crafted and a luxurious. The most successful top interiors reflect both the owners personality and style and that of the designer and perhaps best of all when they are one and the same person.
he most successful top interiors reflect both the owners personality and style and that of the designer and perhaps best of all when they are one and the same person. The approach is not exclusively the province of the professionals but it requires taste confidence perfectionism and a professional attitude. I have a tendency to reduce and reduce to a bare minimum in the way we tend to decorate since Gustavian times in early 18-century. One can build and add from there once we have the “bones” or the layout of the house and/or just the interior. Having partially grown up in a vast colonial house in NJ, worked and lived in Sweden, Japan and Switzerland has allowed me to create what I call “international grace”. This name is of course inspired by what the British Architecture critic Philip Morton Shand named “Swedish Grace” in the 1920:ies. One might state that is was defined by the various entrants at the Paris Exhibition in 1925 and that of New York, Chicago and Minneapolis in 1927.
Perhaps a Attention to detail and using natural materials while creating relaxed atmosphere might be one way of defining my style. The interior has to be practical with some beautiful and eye catching elements. Lighting is important and oftentimes left to the last minute or halogen spotlights are installed in ceilings rendering the room looking and feeling like a hotel lobby from 1980:ies.
Candle light brings out the best in ones guest while antique silver and mahogany reflects its magic glow.