100 Designers: Small Space
How do you make a small space seem bigger?
Matthew White: “Just embrace the space….Make it a cocoon, and go with it.”
William W. Stubbs: “Use items that are perfectly scaled for the space. This does not mean small. It can mean that some pieces will be oversize to create the illusion of a large space.
Carleton Varney: “Color the space with darker tones.” No mirrors
Margaret McCurry: Layering, creating “a lot of visual experiences,” moderate use of mirrors
Roderick N. Shade: “A splash of bright color…”
Karin Blake: Large Furniture
Charles Allem: One color
Campion A. Platt - trade secret
Paul Vincent Wiseman - mirrors, light walls, dark floors, large scale furniture - not too much
Juan Montoya - some overscale furnishings.
Samuel Botero - mirrors, checkerboard floors, stripes, scale and proportion
100 Designers: Colour
Through out the January 2006 edition of Architectural Digest they discussed specific idea of several Designers. This one is on the topic of colour.
The Specific Question: “Is there a particular color or material that you find yourself returning to again and again?”
Laura Hunt: At least two shades of white.
William W. Stubbs: White. Sherwin Williams.
Anthony P. Browne: “Terra-cotta or green.”
Samuel Botero: pale blue ceilings. (” as a device. It reflects a clean light and gives the illusion of height”)
Karin Blake: green
Thomas Britt: Aubergine, Benjamin Moore dark basalt, deep mulberry and Tulsa twilight.
Marjorie Shushan: Neutral colors, earth tones and cashmere.
Juan Montoya: Benjamin Moore linen white.
David Easton: Terra-cotta red
Mark Boone: Benjamin Moore peach blossom
Roderick N. Shade: Deep taupe, dark khaki and neutrals
Campion A. Platt: saturated blue
Matthew White: linen, wool, silk
Harry Schnaper: Benjamin Moore natural wicker
Margaret McCurry: white
Michael Schaible: Black
Carleton Varney: aqua blue