Project Runway Post #2
Episode 2 was a unconventional materials challenge where the designers used greeting cards from a Hallmark store to create their designs. The winner, Edmond created a fantastic wedding dress made out of greeting cards . The bodice was made of small paper cut outs and the skirt was made of large paper that he looped and twisted to look like draped fabric.
This would be the perfect opportunity to write about wallpaper in interiors. But instead I am going to speak about great bones in interiors. I am inspired by the great bones represented in this dress. The top and bottom proportions are perfect and the use of the paper to create the full skirt is dreamy. If I had not watched the episode I would not have know the dress was made of paper.
Designers love to work in spaces with great bones such as this room with perfectly proportioned windows. The photo above is a great example staged and designed by a California designer and home stager. Here the almost full height windows are balanced by the extra large artwork and the proportions are correct.
The beams in the coffered ceiling point to the fireplace which is the focal point in the room. Ceilings are often overlooked and forgotten surfaces which is unfortunate. Here the ceiling extends the architecture and leads your eye through the space. The designer emphasized these architectural elements with their choice of furnishings.
Also, I like how the designer used a dark finish on the turned wood legs on the glass coffee table to bring the dark fireplace forward into the room. Fireplaces are often big black holes but if you use other dark elements the room, then they often are less imposing.
Lastly, I love that the designer used a monochromatic color scheme. So often people want to add bright colors to rooms with a lot of natural light. But in this instance it is not needed. The neutral colors let the room and the architectural details shine.