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Have some fun. The personality of these homeowners was injected into this room by Tobi Fairley Interior Design. "They have three children and wanted the presence of the children to be shown in a fun way throughout their home," says Tiffany Burgess, who works with Tobi Fairley. "These silhouettes, which are available through Jonathan Adler, were a way to bring in color and give the space a fun, fashion-forward vibe while still making it about family and tradition."
Gather a group together. Designer Peg Berens lucked out with this project, because her clients already had an extensive art collection for her to work with. "After sorting through all their pieces, I discovered that a number of them were of faces," she says. "I thought it would be more interesting to arrange them together, rather than spread them around the home."
She adds, "They were all framed differently but in various shades of gold and bronze for cohesiveness. To supplement the grouping and add interest, I included small framed mirrors to the overall arrangement. The final result is a beautiful display of the clients' portrait art where the subject of each piece is fascinating in and of itself, but they each have a story to tell on their own."
Live large. This wall-to-wall photograph is by Italian artist Alex Turco. The homeowner wanted a clean, simple look for the room but also wanted to make a statement. "Part of what we do is get inspiration from fashion," says Fanny Zigdon of Design Loft Interiors. "And this really is a fashion statement, but it doesn't take up any physical space. It's almost like having something sculptural."
She adds, "It's a waterproof panel that's very thin and very flush to the wall. We wanted it to be a part of the design, not so much a piece of art hanging on the wall. Yet, it's very three-dimensional and there's a lot of depth to it. Overall, it made a statement and determined the entire feel of the space."
Work with what you have. "This is a piece that my client already had, and we designed the room around the image," says Jennifer Charleston of twenty7 design. "The walls are covered in an espresso-colored suede to let the photography stand out and create a dramatic atmosphere."
Keep it simple. "The impetus for using an iconic print of Audrey Hepburn was largely based on our feeling that it was a dramatic piece that shared many things in common with the space," says designer M. Charles Beach. "We chose a deep red for the walls with white trim and simple white draperies, which created a space replete with contrast and punch. The simplicity and austerity of the Hepburn print fit in perfectly with the restraint of the overall design."