And I also feel as though I am waiting. Waiting for a number of highly fascinating topics that will arrive in the not-too-distant-future such as:
- The American Wing at the Met
- Norway, with various charming Norwegian homes and museums
- Several posts on utterly amazing furniture my current clients own
So even if today bores you, you should return next week. However I will try my best to entertain.
So, while I greatly admire their work, the following (all, by the way, on the AD100 list) are not quite my cup of tea (as it was for some time in my younger and more innocent days). This, alas, is not the design that catches my breath. Because no matter how much I adore period rooms in a museum, any period room in any museum (I wrote me masters thesis on them), I am not going to make my clients live in a museum period room. But don't get me wrong, I love looking at these interiors, and am terribly glad someone is doing it, I just don't want to be that person. (By the way, below is only a very small sampling of many in all catagories)
The amazing Paar Room at the Met Museum. Vienna 1765-72.
1. Michael S. Smith (designer to the Obamas, by the way):
(photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, Michael's book &website)
2. Mario Buatta (the Prince of Chintz):
(photos courtesy of Architectural Digest)
Nor am I totally, utterly in love with uber minimalism (as I also was once in my younger days). While absolutely stunning, I don't want to resign my clients to the barren contemporary galleries of a museum either.
Some of the MOMA galleries:
1. Hariri & Hariri (check out their amazing pool house design in a town I used to call home: http://www.archdaily.com/33125/wilton-pool-house-hariri-hariri/)