I've always been instantly decisive when it comes to design. I know what I like in an instant, it's just how I've always been. This holds true when I plan a dinner menu, a tablescape, or a magazine layout, and especially when it comes to interior design.
Although, I'm not formally trained in interiors, I am a self-proclaimed interior design junkie. And I know that a good eye translates to many design mediums. And so, I always keep a vision board of interiors I love. A good mix of old and new, modern with traditional and always comfortable with personal items I love. I think a home should tell a story about a person and also inspire the people who live there. I love a home that tells a story about a person, like, Wow I want to have dinner with this person!
Today, I'm sharing my latest interior inspiration vision board and the designers who created them. Hope you love it.
I love the work of Nate Berkus and this dining room in his Manhattan Penthouse is at the top of my list right now. I'm obsessed with the square back Louis XVI side chair upholstered in black leather and set against the gorgeous oversized rustic table. And I love the minimalism surrounding it–And the pop of green from the palm leaves.
Another interior by Nate Berkus. I love the clean airy feeling of this room and the sofa is incredible. I also love the side chairs and the details in the wainscotting.
Nate Berkus again. I love black and white and the natural wood with rattan. And the chandelier is incredible. Think of how this can be recreated in a small space.
I love the work of Tom Scheerer and his obsession with the Saarinen table. A New York based architect and interior design, he describes his style as relaxed modernism.
Top 2 photos. Completely in love with the striking and polished interior of Sara Ruffin Costello—interior designer, sittings editor for Vogue and founding creative director of the late Domino magazine. In One King's Lanes' article, Sara is the first to point out, filling an old house with new things is not new, nor is combining traditional and modern pieces. “Everyone does that,” she says. But her house has something extra: a sense of drama, which she accomplishes by deliberately, almost provocatively, pairing high-contrast colors and shapes in every room. “It all boils down to tension, which I find exciting. The theme of light and dark—of old and new and curvy and straight—is established at the front door, and it weaves through the whole house.”
Jeremiah Brent is another favourite of mine. Here, I love the muted tones of this room and the marble table, the black railing and the art on the wall has to be my favourite of all. It's just so lovely.
Another Jeremiah Brent signature look. Again, the square back Louis XVI side chair upholstered in black leather juxtaposed against a round white table. Love the shade of the drapes. And right, love the black door with gold knob and well, the entirely warm look of all the pieces together. And the light fixture of course.
Images above to lower 2. And finally, Vincent Wolf, the classic self-taught New York interior designer who made me fall in love with framing my personal photographs and placing them everywhere in my home. His love of mismatched chairs, framed photographs and use of large mirrors, I would definitely say, has influenced my design sensibility over the years, the most.