Jenny Armit, based out of London, is one of Europe's top residential and commercial interior designers. She was selected by House and Garden Magazine as one of the top one hundred people of influence for their 50th Anniversary Edition. I love her eclectic mix of styles and use of cultural elements.
This is the work of London architects and designers Eldridge Smerin. The first is a 3 storey extension to a Victorian building with narrow planes of glass allowing light and views. Look closely at the staircase - individually laminated sheets of timber gently curving to form the stair. And the last images reveal their mastery of the juxtaposition of mass and void, nature and modernism. Breathtaking spaces.
I think everyone could use some drama in their decor, even if it's just one glamourous mirror or an ornate brightly painted side table. I found this website of Italian company Creazioni that sells everything from tables, beds, and bookcases to mirrors, artwork and lamps. And it's all over-the-top, theatrical, glamourous, whimsical and evokes an OMG with each design.
"Revitalising the styles of the past, relaunching them in a new light that brings out the best facets of their various precious qualities, but at the same time undermining their authority from within by camouflaging them, as it were, with lively colours, unusual materials and unprecedented finishes: that is the stylistic signature, never short of a surprise or a coup de theatre of this brand..."