Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Less and More according to Mariette Himes Gomez

I was reading through Mariette Himes Gomez's book "Rooms" as I often do when I am in need of a little inspiration and I came upon something that I have read about a few times, a section of her book called Less and More.
Here is what she says:

Simple, Spare: white rooms
Controlled: shaker furniture
Quiet: linen slipcovers, muslin curtains
Unadorned: hand-loomed rug
Restrained Scale: iron lantern
Easy: pine planks

Complex, Full: dark walls
Spontaneous: Italian Furniture
Animated:  chintz upholstery, silk draperies
Embellished: Persian carpet
Dramatic Scale: Venetian glass chandelier
Grand: Mosaic Floor






*Restrained Scale*







*Dramatic Scale*



Padgett Hoke said...

so many of those rooms I love! I think the first though, seeing as it is really summer now, is my fav!

Averill said...

Go figure but I definitely like all the MORE so much better. :D

Design Actually said...

Lovely post, I'm actually drawn to some of the "less" rooms, which is surprising.

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Victoria said...

Fabulous! The interior is exactly chic, an efortless chic but with a lot of style and impressive designs.perfect in every details.You have a great blog.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I met her in High Point and she is wonderful. One of my true icons.

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