Point of View

Interior design professional’s source of inspiration

Point Of View: Harry Heissmann

on art as inspiration

CJ Dellatore Harry HeissmannPhoto credit Carlos Domenech
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“For me, great art is incredibly important.  This Palm Beach project actually started with a spectacular William Hawkins painting the client had just purchased.
It was the best inspiration one could hope for – everything else just fell into place.”

Harry Heissmann

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Point Of View: Laura Bohn

on mixing surprise and comfort

CJ Dellatore Laura Bohn

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“I seek to create subtle palettes with dramatic additions of glamour and warmth.  Neutral gray paints – almost always in a shiny finish – reflecting light to complete the envelope.
I am always looking for a blend of surprise mixed with an invitation of comfort.”

Laura Bohn

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Point Of View: Barry Goralnick

on the essential importance of details

CJ Dellatore Barry Goralnick

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“When it comes to designing something, everything should be done thoroughly – down to the smallest detail.  The detailing of a space can greatly modify its entire concept and feeling.  
Every detail, every joint, every selection and juxtaposition of materials contributes to the gestalt of a project.”

Barry Goralnick

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Point Of View: Alex Papachristidis

on the importance of historical elements

CJ Dellatore Alex Papachristidis

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“I like to layer historical elements into every interior, because if everything is new, a home can only have a superficial charm.  I believe a home should have depth of character.
My approach is in its own way very old-school: I like to have a relationship with everything in a home, so it is filled with conversation pieces – things that possess not only style, but stories.”

Alex Papachristidis

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Point Of View: Amanda Nisbet

on the elements essential to a well designed space

CJ Dellatore Amanda Nisbet

Photo Credit Amaris Granado

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“When designing a space the very first thing I think about is the mood of the room.  Depending on the function and needs of my client,  I question how we want to experience the room, how do we want to feel when we are in it?
Then I consider the elements I feel are essential to a well designed space – comfort and elegance achieved through careful consideration of layout, form, scale, colour and texture.”

.Amanda Nisbet

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Point Of View: Amy Lau

on selecting the object you live with

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“Connect to the spirit of the objects you live with, and only keep those that resonate with you – the choice is bound to be right if it’s from the heart.”

Amy Lau

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Point Of View: Glenn Gissler

on establishing a visual dialogue

Glenn Gissler
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“I seek to create spaces that are both half-full and half-empty.  The ‘half-full’ offers the visual delight and comfort, while the ‘half-empty’ offers repose for the eyes and the mind.
People often describe the spaces I create as calm.  For me this calm allows the materials, forms and objects to be seen in a visual dialogue.”

Glenn Gissler

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Point Of View: Robert Passal

on creating individualized space

Nagler Living Room Robert Passal

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“My approach to design whether for myself or clients is to “MIP” Make It Personal.  Cookie cutter decoration – where a home is filled with brand new out of the box showroom pieces – reads just as that and lacks personality. 
I strive to make each clients’ home their own individualized space.  The goal is to create a space that feels as though it’s been amassed over many years and is filled with character and a sense of humor.   I love to create spaces where the details are slowly revealed and unfold over time.”

Robert Passal

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