Famous Interior Designers and Their Styles in Interior Design - Part 3

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Modern Interior Designers

Jean Royere Jean Royere is often considered to be one of the all time great French famous interior designers. His career spanned from 1931 to 1970 in which he opened galleries on 3 different continents for the sole purpose of exhibiting his designs. His list of clients included some of the world's elite and royalty where he was entrusted to design the interiors of palaces and some of the most exclusives houses in the world. He was also a world redounded furniture designer and his works were displayed in various art galleries and exhibitions.

Jed Johnson Jed Johnson started his interior decoration and design company in the 1960's from Andy Warhol's Manhattan house. He was to undertake projects for the celebrity clients including Pierre Bergé, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand. In 1996 he was awarded the Interior Design Hall of Fame Award as recognition to his remarkable contribution to the profession.

Verner Panton Verner Panton is generally regarded to be the most talented Danish interior designer and furniture designer of the twenty first century. His not only characteristic of the 1960's, they helped to define the furniture and interior decoration styles developed in the era. His work was often considered to be modern ad futuristic, utilising vivid colours and technologies of day. He was the first designer to create the 'form-moulded chair' which was constructed in plastic without the use of joints. He is considered to be one of the most important contributors in interior decoration and design in the 20th century.

Terence Conran Terence Conran's contribution to architecture and interior design has enabled him to win a great number of awards. He is the founder of the highly successful 'Habitat' furnishing chain which grew to 36 stores in Britain France and Belgium. He also founded the Conran Design Group in 1956 and went on to establish the leading European interior design consultancy, Conran Associates. One of his most important projects was the renovation and restoration of a large historic riverside area of London. He has also authored many books on various subjects, although mostly on interior design.

Kelly Hoppen The multi award winning interior designer, Kelly Hoppen, is recognized as a modern day trend setter in the world of interior design. Her style is renowned for its individuality, simplicity and excellence where she incorporates colours and shades inspired by nature to give a luxurious timeless and simplistic ambiance. She is also a respected author on the subject, successfully publishing several best selling books. Although her designs are varied and dynamic, she is perhaps most well known for the signature 'East Meets West' Style.

Mauro Lipparini Italian Mauro Lipparini is another eminent interior designer. He is probably best known for his 'natural minimalism' style. Lipparini's style is characterized by wonderful touches of pleasure and joy. His use of bold colors and innovative visual ideas conveys several elements of the artistic. Lipparini has made several commendable contributions to the industrial design industry, including developing products for Japanese and European firms of high repute. Accolades that he has won in the course of his career include the International Du Pont Award Koln and the Young & Designer Milano.

Ron Arad A celebrated name from the Middle East that has graced the interior design world and met the needs of the rich and famous is Israel-born Ron Arad. Ron Arad achieved popularity in the 1980's for being a self-taught maker and designer of sculptural furniture. He is the creator of the Ron Arad Studio in Como, Italy and his works appear in many architectural and design publications across the world. He has also exhibited at a number of galleries and museums.

In Part 4 of this article - which can be accessed through the 'Article Source' link below - we look at the careers of celebrity interior designers including Rachel Ashwell, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Barker, Nina Campbell, Tara Bernard.

Interior Design and Architecture - How to Tie Interior and Exterior Together

The key is to pay close attention to the size and shape of the facility. Creating a coordinated setting is all about acquiring appropriate furniture and fixtures to fill in the room. Never forget that interior design and architecture must complement one another or else your room will wind up as a jumble of odd bits and pieces that do not appear to belong together.

Interior Design in the Office

Well-designed corporate buildings are a pleasing sight to behold. All around the country, you will see commercial buildings with remarkable designs that are both functional and beautiful. If you happen to maintain an office in a commercial building that prides itself on the beautiful architecture, make certain that you don't spoil the effect by placing interior décor items that do not blend with the existing architecture. To make sure that your interior design does blend well with the architecture,

it would be a wise decision to hire an interior decorator to do your office. A good interior decorator is adept at knowing just how to blend interior design and architecture. That way no one can accuse you of creating a sort of monstrosity inside your office.

When hiring an interior designer, you will want to present him or her with the ideas of what you are looking for. For instance, you might have in mind to project an ultra modern atmosphere in your office which will suit your occupation. Of course it's easier to simply let the interior designer decide what all to do with the office décor. However, if you want to keep your personal touch in your surroundings, it would be smart to suggest your ideas about the design in advance. Besides, the blending of interior design and architecture is not the ultimate objective in designing your office.

You will also want to have an office where it will be a comfortable and pleasing place to work. Functionality and comfort of the office should be one of your primary considerations aside from the interior design and architecture.

Since decorating your office will entail a sizable investment, you might want to give your Interior Designing Techniques an idea of how much you are willing to budget on the décor. Giving the interior designer such guidelines will help a great deal when he or she sets about to select furniture and fixtures for your office.

Entryways: Make a Great First Impression With the Design and Decor of This Little Space

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The entryway of your home is the first impression visitors get of the interior. Even those not invited further in judge your home based on what they see immediately inside the front door.

Because of our climate, most Canadian homes have an enclosed vestibule, or entryway, with nothing but the front door, an interior door leading in to the home, and sometimes a closet. Being small spaces, these areas are often almost neglected in terms of design and decor. Home builders seem to have a habit of locating a thermostat and/or light switch dead-centre on the only usable wall space these vestibules offer. So how can design and decor be handled in a space that is frequently only about 42"X72", and where 72"X72" is considered luxurious?

There are two ways to handle the vestibule: utilitarian, or decorative. Of course you can also combine utilitarian (functional) with the decorative, but there isn't necessarily enough space to really separate the two.
Utilitarian simply means that you are using useful items to help create the decor:

coat racks

hooks or pegs

mirrors with hooks/pegs

umbrella stands (with a decorative umbrella to match your decor)

storage bench

shoe rack (capable of concealing shoes and boots)

shelf or box for mail and keys

Decorative vestibules are done to look good but don't necessarily offer the more practical accessories and furnishings.

People are often afraid to decorate their vestibules, fearing that a small space will end up looking even more confining. If done properly, even a dark-coloured vestibule can look dramatic and rich rather than crammed and unwelcoming. Opt for colours (dark or light) from the warm palette, and don't forget that there are even some blues that are warm, while others are cool. Use contrast carefully -- black and white will appear to shrink a room, while, for example, honey coloured walls with walnut brown wood furnishings or accents will just look stunning. Make sure to have a mirror on the wall, both for convenience and to visually expand the area.

If you're doing some renovating in the entryway, consider replacing the interior door with a French door (with window panes) or another type of door that offers partial window. If you feel you need a bit more privacy, just hang a sheer curtain panel (secured at top and bottom) in a dark colour for real drama. The front door should allow in a generous amount of light. Pay extra attention to your choice of flooring, as this area must be easy to clean, and is even better if it conceals some dirt so you won't feel the need to be cleaning daily. Also, shoes or boots often come in wet, so it is advisable to avoid polished or glossy finishes which encourage accidents. Avoid wood flooring and laminate floors, as they will not hold up well to the wear they'll get. If you'll be replacing the light fixture in a small vestibule, be careful not to select something that will get hit by the door; otherwise it should offer good lighting (quality light bulbs provide a more natural looking light without yellow or pink undertones), and have a bit of pizzazz to it to complement the decor.


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