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Following and breaking decorating rules
Decorating is the harmony between the
composition, chromatics and ergonomics. It doesn't stop after designers have
completed their projects. On the contrary, it coexists with the space for life.
It’s a sort of a never-ending cycle where things come and go.
When is the best time for your furniture to
retire? Well, it’s actually up to you. However, if a sofa is twice your age and
spits out dust, there is no doubt you should do something about it.
Décor is like a suit. If you want it to fit perfectly well, tailor it right. If you make a mistake with the length of your sleeves or other details, then even expensive fabric won’t do the job.
If you create a space from scratch, start
with a palette. Decorators have a special color formula: apply the base color
to 60% of surfaces, including textiles and accessories; 30% should take the
additional one, and 10% will go to accent elements.
Color harmony does not necessarily mean
sticking to one basic tone. Look for harmonious color pairs and dilute the
active, vibrant elements with calm ones. For example, placing two flamboyant
objects next to each other isn’t such a good idea. They will turn into monsters
and eat each other.
Patterned curtains and ornaments may be
very hard work for your eyes. Get some rest. A beige sofa or plain walls in a
quiet monochrome will do the trick.
Contrasting objects may be rather a plus than a minus in your artwork. Even if it is your favorite artist or a sculptor, don't fill all the space with monotonous works. Sometimes a trendy interior means a collage of combined paintings, sculptures, pop art posters and even authentic Ukrainian Petrikovka.
It is important to find and combine the right elements, because you can stumble even on a painting if you don't take into account the functional purpose of the space, the height of the ceilings and the lighting system.
In our workshop, we often combine old and
new. For example, there is raku ware sitting on a minimalist table. Such items
allow us to erase time frames and synthesize cultural traditions.
Eco-design trend is making its way in decor.
Use natural materials like clay, wood, stone. They are neutral in their essence
and are appropriate in any space as well as a black T-shirt in a wardrobe.
Textures and finishing materials revive
achromatic and monochrome interiors. Glossy and matte surfaces, concrete, wood,
smooth stone, and plaster relief transform the space into visually saturated
The light in our workshop is like a philosophy. We create collections of our own luminaries and each time we try to bring natural light into a house. Therefore, the next rule of décor is to fall in love with the light.
When integrating and installing the lighting system, consider the challenges in the functional areas. We believe that spaces, whose sole light source is a chandelier in the center, are like Amur leopards – they are dying out.
If an interior is too “short”, you can
“feed” it with strong verticals and low fittings and see it grow taller in
front of your eyes.
Decorations breathe the life into a space, making the evening with your loved ones warmer, reading a book – nicer, and studying – easier. Textiles, sculptures, paintings, vases, lighting transform the appearance of the interior, and consequently – our perceptions.
The most important thing is to say "no" to sacrifices. Life is too short to torture yourself with an uncomfortable chair, because it is beautiful. Beauty and functionality should exist in harmony.