Experiment with Your Own Sense of Harmony
Many designers can create a beautiful interior, but few can create a harmonious one. This month’s opening quote by Doug Floyd applies to interiors as well. You don’t get a harmonious space when you use the same colour, or layout, or furniture. You have to have some highs and lows, and everything in between. There is one designer who stands out above the rest when it comes to creating this sophisticated interior, New York based designer Vicente Wolf.
The home before you belongs to the designer himself. It was featured in Veranda magazine (Jul/Aug 2009) and remains for me, one of those unforgettable places. Yes it’s ridiculously white. Look at those floors? No one with children should even attempt a look like this. They make the space a canvas, so even the subtlest colour stands out. The over scaled ornate wood pieces, grab your attention and force you to admire.
Vicente is known for his ability to mix and mismatch his interiors, as well as for very unique furniture placement. Everything is carefully situated for comfort, balance and well, harmony. The collection of art so loosely scattered throughout, adds beautiful depth and warmth. Even, natural light has its role in filling the space.
Simple and modern, or sophisticated and antique, Vicente can tie it all together in the most beautiful fashion. Each piece has its moment in the spotlight. This isn’t a style that is easy to replicate, but is a style that allows us to open our minds about the choices we make when completing a room. Are you putting a chair in that corner to fill the space, or do you really want someone to sit in it? Do you want to update your home by adding a few modern pieces, but think you are breaking some design rule? And do your favorite photos and works of art have to be mounted on the wall? You can find the answer, if you experiment with your own sense of harmony.