Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Clutter or visually interesting?

I abhor clutter.......I also dislike stark minimalism - it's BORING. However, I think there is a fine line between a visually interesting space and a messy, clutter-filled room. Style isn't a factor here - modern vs. traditional -elle decor vs. traditional home - comfort is key!
Color, treasured possessions, books, scented candles, fresh flowers and comfortable furnishings with cushions are the life of a room! Presentation and organization are key! I realize a lot of this is personal taste. I prefer the visual warmth of personal belongings displayed to their best advantage - it lends an air of personality and charm.

I think you would say my own apartment is a well organized but full of PERSONALITY. Hopefully no one would call it clutter-filled! ya, these pics are not my apt! lol I WISH!Compare the charm of Miles Redd to Armani home -big difference, huh? Which would you rather spend time in?

6 comments:

pve design said...

It is all about proportion, scale and objects.
Objects need to be large and small. If everything is all small - then it looks cluttered.
I feel the same, love modern, simple, minimal but also love to live with things artfully arranged
I call it "Museum Modern"--

scott said...

Stef, this is your BEST blog to date! Thanks for all the loverly pictures! I want to live in each and every room shown. Don't you just ADORE Miles Redd?!?! He's in this months Domino, which I'm sure you've got. Keep up the GREAT work!

Be the change..... said...

thanks scott! we have simliar tastes as always -and Miles Redd is my favorite designer! If I win the lottery I'm hiring him to help me!

Be the change..... said...

thanks scott! we have simliar tastes as always -and Miles Redd is my favorite designer! If I win the lottery I'm hiring him to help me!

Be the change..... said...

PVE, great description - modern museum! And like you said, scale is KEY!

Mélanie said...

I love the pve deisgn words " Museum modern" .
I love this post . Mix between art and modern and timeless