Commercial and Residential Interior Design: a world still to be discovered

mercoledì 31 agosto 2011

Inspiration of the day - Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe, America's darling interior designer was the pioneering woman to pull her clients out of the victorian drabness and gloom of early 20thcentury and into a new innovative, modern and chic environment. The first woman to make an occupation out of decorating peoples homes she dispelled of victorian clutter and injected warm and subtle tones with a dash of french 18th century panache to the homes that she touched. Anyone who was anyone wanted De Wolfe to work her magic on their home, her success deriving perhaps from the fact that she was the first to sell the concept of a lifestyle to her clients. By introducing perhaps exotic elements of the laidback and elegant european lifestyle she adored and had witnessed herself to her american contemporaries she escalated herself to the very top ranks of american society, hailed for her style and elegance to this day.


martedì 9 agosto 2011

The Shabby-Chic style

Today we want to talk about a new style for decorating a house: the Shabby-chic style.

This is a vintage country-style made of wooden furniture and worn materials, normally white. It has English origins, in fact, it was used mostly in the country houses, because farmers could not afford the luxury furniture and had to adapt to the old and cloudy furniture .

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