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Kelly%20Hoppen%20free-standing%20tub%20in%20modern%20bathroom[1]-1The design of interiors has always almost been the sweet spot for me.  Why? I love the ability to manipulate the interior environment and at the same time deal with “sculpting” a space.

The blog post originating with “decorator. architect. designer”, forced me to verbally express what has been in my mind for a while.  If you’ve been following the blog posts, you know that the sweet spot for me is the building of a design practice that would allow me to practice interior design (decorating included) and architecture simultaneously.  There are certainly differences between the three disciplines, but for me they all speak to the creative ability within us to enhance the immediate environments in our homes and at a larger scale, our communities.

The design of interiors is my sweet spot because the challenge it offers based on the size of a project, scope and budget.  It is a more rigorous practice than applied finishes or decorating (not better, just more rigorous in terms of having to know codes, understanding the structural implications of a space and the overall coordination that has to happen within the appropriate disciplines) and allows a designer the opportunity to fully understand the architecture and make design moves based on this knowledge. With interior design (depending on the project) you can be more on the side of decorating or you can be on the other side of the spectrum, where you are sculpting the interior as a result of the way the exterior is expressed and more of a technical expertise is used.

Because design is visual experience, I thought I would post a few of my favorite “interior” projects.  You will see images from the very minimal in nature that negotiate design moves with the architecture, to those that celebrate a space by a seemingly overwhelming design.  Not all projects are done by an “interior designer”per se, they do, however, involve the design of the interior – by one measure or another in a beautiful and/or interesting way.

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a design heroin of mine, Kelly Hoppen. A bold and elegant way of working with the architecture

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Kelly Hoppen – a design that celebrates the elements of space, material and light

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – holistic design (chairs, windows, walls & interior space)

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ref. Baxter Finley

Frank Lloyd Wright – constant negotiation between the interior and exterior…historically beautiful results!

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Alvar Aalto Viipuri Municipal LIbrary - the essence of sculpted space

Alvar Aalto Viipuri Municipal Library (auditorium)- the essence of sculpted space

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Darryl Carter - the composition of space, materials and furniture.

Darryl Carter – the composition of space, materials and furniture.

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with interior design you can focus on creating an environment...

with interior design you can focus on creating an environment…

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Peter Zumthor - interior volumes and planes that frame light

Peter Zumthor – interior volumes and planes that frame light

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modern interior materials

modern interior materials: a celebrated stair…

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built in furniture - carves space and delineates space simultaneously

built in furniture – sculpts and delineates space simultaneously

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