Last week’s New York Times’ T Magazine (Women’s Fall Fashion issue) was a definite eye candy. So many fun and exciting things to look at and try out. But the thing that really got me were the two features on interiors — Tom Scheerer and Dimore Studio. Tom Scheerer, often compared to great American interior designers like Billy Baldwin and Allbert Hadley, has a book coming out on decorating this Fall. Here are some of the things that he mentions in the article that sticks with me:
- Elegance is economy. It is not about buying what is the most extravagant and luxurious. It is about buying what makes sense.
- Don’t build so big. So true especially in these days of McMansions. Enough said.
- Don’t mistake complication for quality.
- Don’t try so hard. Another one that is so right on the money. To me, this also means not to mimic other people’s style. Decorate authentically.
Dimore Studio, a design firm owned by Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci in Milan, has a very different design aesthetic. Their aesthetic is modern with historical influences and dramatically beautiful yet muted shades. I would love to have walls and color combinations like theirs.