Tag Archives: Interior Design

Louis XVI inspired interior design


Nothing like a  bit of interior design inspiration for those dreadful Monday blues.

When, in 1793, the guillotine cut off his head, he probably had no idea how his legacy would live on in furniture. Trends come and go, but the style named after this notorious French King, is always in fashion. Here’s a couple Louis XVI inspired interiors to feast your eyes on.

I love how in this case, Louis XVI style chairs are mixed with quintessential 1970’s elements.

Aaaah, another zebra.. We here at Homevoyeurs love them

A lovely classic interior with a minimalist twist. I love the Yves Klein-esque blue flower fabric on the chairs!

The Starck chairs are almost as old as Louis himself would’ve been, but they work really well in this bright ensemble!

In my humble opinion, the armoire in this design is a wrong choice. I would’ve gone for a darker natural wood, or maybe even glass. This looks to ‘Brocantish’.

Mediaeval times trend in interiors 2013/2014


According to the forecast of famous trendwatcher Lidewij Edelkoort, Middle Ages inspired interiors and accessories are the new trend for 2014. Voluminous details, rich textures and deep, rich colours as if dyed by hand.  And think woods, grey slates, bricks walls, brass accessories and rugs. Here a mood board compiled with pictures I found online.

Here the large window, matte painted wall, rugs and chandelier are obviously inspired by interiors from the Middle Ages

Mediaeval Inspired Kitchen

Bold colours in a sober design scheme

But this interior design also took inspiration from Mediaeval times. The curved brick ceiling is reminiscent of (and maybe even is) that of an old dungeon

Restaurant designer David Collins dies


David Collins, founder of the well-known London-based interior design studio with the same name, died last Wednesday after a short battle with skin cancer. Collins was best known for the design of famous restaurants including The Wolseley, Nobu, Massimo in London and many more in the USA and abroad. He also designed for various hotels and wellness facilities as well as the occasional residential project.

 

Massimo Restaurant and Oyster bar designed by David Collins. Image source: Dezeen.com

A message on his website reads “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David Collins following a short but valiant battle with cancer.”

 

Great books about interior design, living and how to start a design business for knock-out prices!


Do you want tips on interior design? tips on decorating? Tips on how to start an interior design company? Looking for a great gift?

Have a look in the Homevoyeurs Webshop It’s worth it! Sure, it can do with a bit of a revamp, but that would mean an investment and then I would not be able to offer you guys these insane discounts! Below just a few examples of great gifts, treats, spoilers and must reads.

Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design
$9.98

The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors. By Anna Starmer $13.57

The Interior Design Sourcebook / Thomas L. Williams / $14.56

How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business / By Nita B. Phillips / $12.62