Could the days of the less is more, pared-down decor aesthetic be behind us? It’s not a secret: We LOVE a good (healthy) dose of pattern-mixing, color-splashing, and bold-layering in our work.
In fact, we have built a reputation for dousing our interiors with colors, motifs, patterns and textures - all influences brought home from our world travels.
So much so that last month the Wall Street Journal featured us, alongside other fabulously maximalist designers, showcasing some highly curated and refreshingly bold interiors.
Maximalism is definitely not for the faint of heart. But if you feel your inner maximalist calling, don’t be shy! Go ahead, bravely take the plunge and embrace the wildly fun and dynamic style in your own home!
Here are some ways we incorporate more is more in our projects:
Books, art, china, vases, you name it! If you have more than a couple of your favorite object, bring them out, display them front and center and make a statement!
Wallpaper is a great paint alternative and can powerfully transform a drab, sometimes eyesore of a corner into the pièce de résistance of your home.
This is where you can be most adventurous. When it comes to patterns and styles, matchy-mathcy is not always better. There's beauty in an antique heirloom piece juxtaposed with the cleaner lines of a contemporary one. You will be amazed how harmoniously well leopard, tiger and floral prints fit together.
Sure there's nothing wrong with neutral, muted tones - there's a place and a time for those - but we're big proponents of COLOR!! Luscious jewel tones, striking primary colors and every shade in between are all tastefully applied in our interiors on walls, window treatment fabrics and rugs.
If there's one place in the home to go all out with over-the-top extravagance it is in the powder room. Turn a boring, oftentimes, windowless room, into a jewel box by choosing luxurious wallpapers or wall tiles. Pair them with striking lighting and unique fixtures in uncommon finishes, and voila fabulous!
Remember, when it comes to maximalism, the motto is: Go big or go home!
Go on, have some fun!