Monday, February 21, 2011

Simple statement

While I've flirted with maximalist tendencies, more often than not in recent times I keep coming back to the notion that simple is best. Often one or two things in a space carry more impact and allow you to appreciate them fully when they're not competing for attention with other objects. Much like a page with one or two statements will force you to contemplate each word and often carry more weight than a whole page full of writing.




The black staircase really creates an anchor juxtaposed with the airy white walls and ceilings. The indoor plants throughout the space give it a sense of tranquility and calm and stop it from looking too sterile or unapproachable.



One of my favourite parts of this space - the large round mirrors. So simple yet a little unconventional in a round shape. Contrasting beautifully with all the straight lines in the space and reflecting the abundance of natural light.


I think my favourite shot (above) love the dramatic contrasts and the glossy black grand piano reflected in the mirror.




{Photos: Giorgio Possetti for Elle Decor Italia, discovered via Aubrey Rd}

5 comments:

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

i love every simple detail of this modern gem.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

lovely, especially that large round mirror u talked about!!
great post :)

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Amber @ imagine.create.play said...

you had me at glossy black grand piano...

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escapade said...

Jen + Amber - those two elements combined are my favourite part :)

Mel - so glad you loved it too - I've tucked many of these images away in the inspiration files...

My Beautiful Life said...

What an incredible home.

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