Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Then & Now: A Testament to Timeless Design

It has often been said that great design will always prevail against time, and it’s so exciting when you can see that design still making waves today. One of my favorite compliments to receive is that my work contains a timeless flavor. I like to use color in a way that is seldom expressed and exude confidence doing so which has taken me many years to perfect (Though I still get nervous with some decisions). Recently I have been sprucing up my own home and have been able to exercise some fearless design throughout each space.
A particularly special room to for me is my sun-porch. I use this room as a design laboratory; a place to inspire and develop my creative journey from project to project. The end result landed my porch in a sea of beautiful green Chella Fabric and a very fashion-forward Trina Turk pattern. I accented with pops of turquoise and other vibrant blues, creating pure tranquility.

While flipping through one of my vintage House Beautiful Mags, I came across a room decorated by Richard Phelps that had an uncanny resemblance to my own design. The June 1971 article was highlighting inventive ways to inspire your outdoor oasis. I absolutely love those cubes & green zebra print never looked better. A wonderful tribute that good design is always in style….Even 30 yrs later!

“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness; and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream." - Unknown

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