Ok, this is my first blog. As a luddite, it has taken awhile for me to enter the 21st century, but here I am.
I was thinking today about what makes an interesting room. I am not an interior designer so there may be specific and well-known criteria for interior design- I don’t know, but I think that one has to allow for subjectivity and personal taste. My partner likes things modern and sleek with glass and steel and crisp edges, I don’t. To me that kind of aesthetic makes me feel like I might hurt myself. Everyone is different, and thank goodness for that! Given what I do, I don’t encounter a lot of ultra modern homes in my work. People who hire me tend towards a more traditional, rustic or classic look. So, thinking back to all of the homes I have been in throughout my painting career, the kitchens that stand out have had a very personal touch and have reflected the people who live there. Even when using restrained pallets they have employed colour well, many of them have been eclectic and have used texture and rhythm.
As a visual person, I like to look at pictures. A lot of ideas come from seeing how other people have put together rooms. There is an American Interior design website that someone brought to my attention about a month ago:
This has loads of photos of beautiful rooms and plenty of ideas for every kind of taste.