Friday, May 7, 2010
I found this site about an hour ago and only stopped looking long enough to share it with you. If you love interior design, have a gander; BUT I have to stress that I see this so differently than your typical 'interior design' site. These lofts, barns, chateaux (yes, chateaux), and garages-come-living spaces are HOMEY. So homey. Interior work is often done by someone that knows little to nothing about their client. And more often than not, the client has no idea how to express what they really want. Hence, the beige phenomenon. There's nothing more indecisive than beige.
But I digress.
From the site:
"Office for Word and Image// OWI is specialized in full reportages, including text and images on architecture and interiors. We choose amongst the archives of some of the best photographers and journalists for features with a contemporary look and an interesting story. In our selection we aim for top quality photography and exclusive private homes or exceptional public buildings, accompanied by sharp interviews with some of the world's leading architects"
The places on OWI were done by architects and interior designers but it's the clients who know what they want and take an exceptionally active and creative role that make these homes what they are: The story of their lives.
This applies to many resources out there, but I just felt the need to really point it out. Make something. Put old flooring on the walls. Paint your walls and sandblast them. Build a faux brick fireplace and put candles inside. Put those candles inside old bottles. Have fun with it. Don't be scared and you won't regret it.
Unless you like beige.