Perhaps the area of interior design that I’m most fascinated with is placement. The way chairs and sofas interact with each other, the positioning of a side table and the angle on which it sits. That’s all visual poetry to me and makes my heart tick.
So it’s homes like this that provide an abundance of poetry for me. I could study the above photo for hours and hours on end. Don’t you find it fascinating to see how someone else has decided to arrange a room? Would you have done it the same…
Second, but no less interesting, is the color palette. Or the lack there of. As you know, I’m a fan of white, but when color (purple in this case) is used in a monochromatic way like this, it works like a neutral. A grounding color to unify and anchor.
The wood of this dining set next to the deep color of the settee against the wall is just perfect. And then those doors painted in inky, bold, beautiful black… I daydream about painting all my doors black in my next home.
What a space. What a color. What a lovely reminder to me that when done thoughtfully, a home filled with lots of items can feel most perfectly organized and deliberate.
*Photography: Simon Watson for Architectural Digest