Displaying posts labeled "Maximalism"

I’m always talking about attention to detail and how in awe I am of the skill of designers to layer to many elements in a space that it feels like your brain may explode (in a good way). There is a lot going on in the Indianapolis home of designer Tiffany Skilling and I really REALLY love it. Each space is like a jewel box full of treasures. The kitchen is a prime example. A mural type wallpaper with a fairly bold marble is a little shocking at first but layered they really compliment each other…and then you walk around the corner into a pantry and bar area, and around the other corner another butler’s pantry? I’m dying. I applaud her unique style and brave approach to elegant maximalism. Photos: Sarah Shields.


This is the South Kensington apartment of couture and interior designer Tomasz Starzewski. I am overwhelmingly smitten and could look at these photos for hours trying to soak in all of those incredible layers. Why put one small table next to your sofa when you could put three? That is not meant to be sarcastic at all as I’d need one for my magazine, one for my cup of tea and one for the incense or candle I’d be burning. This folks, is maximalism at its finest. Photos: Simon Upton.

Whoever said spaces need to flow and coordinate from one room to the next, and whoever said you can have too much pattern should stop talking and check out this gorgeous Kensington home designed by Studio QD (Jena Quinn and Lucy Derbyshire) and Nicky Haslam. Should you even wrap the wallpaper around the columns? Yes, you should. Should you also add mirrors to frame a doorway? Yes, you should.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself to work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Hotel Flora by Gert Voorjans.

The Victorian home in Larchmont, New York is just beaming with personality! Sooooo much colour and pattern and an energy that is truly unmatched. Also, it basically has 3 kitchens so I am head over heels in love with this home. Designed by Robin Henry Studio, photos by Eric Piasecki.