Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Art of Simple. Sophistication.™

And Using What You Have Well!!  We continued to explore ratios & scale focusing on design, while we put together two rooms using the philosophy of Simple. Sophistication. ™ at Sandy Springs Antiques & Interiors. 

The room pictured is the second vignette we designed, we used multiple layers of unexpected finishes including--an urban stainless steel chest paired with a vintage Trumeau Mirror and rustic whitewashed columns turned floor lamp.  Special Note: These rooms were pulled together in 30 minutes using what we could source in the store only...A few style tips to follow:

Here is one of the rooms we designed while you watched last Thursday...
Style Secret: There is no secret, it is all about the art of scale & balance.  It does not have to take a small fortune to put a room together well, it takes a few simple rules & a bit of training.   Both of the rooms we put together each of their combined cost was under $11K.  That being said of course, we work with all types of budgets using each piece to the best of its ability...Whether your budget is $5k, $50K or $500k it is possible to achieve your design aesthetic and enjoy your edited lifestyle!!!

Style Secret:  Using each piece in your collection in its best use, then purchasing with a trained eye or at least discerning can save you money and energy in the long run.  Most of my clients own wonderful found/inherited objects & pieces. Edit your collection and then source as needed new pieces to finish it well...What you choose to let go is every bit as important as what you choose to keep!!

Style Secret:  As you edit make sure you study the symmetry and asymmetry of the space plan & architecture.  Once your plans have been tweaked and well thought out--look for the perfect finishing pieces.  It is almost like putting a puzzle together backwards...

Special Thanks to:
Rhonda & Associates of Antiques & Interiors of Sandy Springs
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
The Roswell Current

6336 Roswell Rd. NE

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

1 comment:

  1. It was a FANTASTIC evening, Laura. I ALWAYS learn something from you! Looking forward to more.