I’ve always been advocating the principle of form following function, coined in 1896 by American architect Louis Sullivan. I believe that the shape of a furniture piece should be based upon its intended function. Any interior filled by a purely decorative object the size of, let’s say, a dining room table, is for me a wasted space.
Last week I did some leg work to see what’s happening in the design world on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles. Spring is definitely visible, and not only on the outside (my friend Shelly and I had a wonderful time walking the streets of L.A. on a beautiful, sunny day). The modern furniture store displays were shouting “Don’t you know that summer is right around the corner?!”
Today I have attended a presentation on light control in sustainable interior design by Lutron. I am a big advocate of controlling light levels in the rooms designed at my studio with the use of dimmers on the incandescent as well as fluorescent fixtures. You could call me a “dimmer queen”, since even in my own home you would find that there is practically no light switch without a dimmer or timer installed.
Window coverings change like a fashion; what you see on the runway will show up shortly in the home decor magazines. The newest fabric designs for the home follow the trends from the best haute couture collections. The accessories (trims) follow the lead. Decorative hardware goes hand-in-hand with the soft treatments, and like the best [...]