Tag Archives: Point of View

Point Of View: Alexa Hampton

on creating rooms that reflect ownership, and personal taste

CJ Dellatore Alexa Hampton

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“I believe every room should have contrast in color and scale, it should have pleasing proportions, it should meaningfully contend with color – understanding that color can change the character of a space, and that it all should be balanced.  
Most of all, however, one’s interiors should be personal. They should reflect ownership and personal taste.”

Alexa Hampton

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Point Of View: James Rixner

on the importance of careful editing

James Rixner Interiors

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“I approach my designs with a painterly eye: color, texture and light are the among the most important elements in a well-executed room.
I like a carefully edited approach to the final selection of furniture, fabrics and fixtures – as well as a rationally designed, comfortably functional floor plan.  As Diana Vreeland famously said….”Elegance is Refusal”.”

James Rixner

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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: Steven Gambrel

on establishing authenticity

CJ Dellatore Steven Gambrel

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“I think of life as a collective history, building on earlier choices and experiences.  If one can inform their surroundings with personal interests and preferences, it becomes a more authentic place to live.”

Steven Gambrel

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