Ah, decoration! The icing on the cake….pou pou pidoo, so much fun to go shopping in those fancy boutiques, find the round frame that makes your head spin, the latest lamp designed by the trendy designer, the vase, the kilim rug found at the flea market, what else? It is of common knowledge that all tastes are in nature! It is true, but in her role as an interior architect, Delphine Mc Adams will guide you to make the best choice in the best possible conditions. If all tastes are in nature, all tastes are not always the best. Decoration is like writing or painting. Not everyone can do it well. Decoration is like interior architecture, you need to learn it and practice it to get better. Decoration is like cycling or snowboarding: the more you do it, the better you get.
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Do come for a little guided tour with your interior architect Delphine McAdams to learn about the right colour scheme, the right shapes and materials that bring a resolutely contemporary style to places. This is about the way to get around the traditional codes to design a new irresistible art de vivre.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7...advices for a flashing style
1.- Say no to the total look
Do not think that you have to match at all costs your sofa to your armchairs, and the table that goes with the 6 identical chairs. No no, you do not live in a show room… neither in a decoration magazine.
2.- Mix the styles
Mix, to vary the pleasure and the visual aspects. An Eames armchair will perfectly find its place besides a Louis XV chest of drawers. Similarly, a “toad” armchair will be cheerfully revived by a pop fabric.
3.- Avoid recessed spotlights
It will not be said enough: recessed spotlights are at home in a hotel and technical spaces, that’s all. The best ambiances are those with light coming from different sources, that you turn on and off as you feel the need or along with your mood.
4.- Bann the coloured LEDs from your garden
Yes to LEDs, but take care of your eyes and those of your guests! Then no to LEDs that change colour in the garden furniture. Unless you wish to create a very kitsch atmosphere…
5.- Beware of fashion… that goes out of fashion
Fashion is good enough for clothes! Unfortunately (or not), interiors do not change as quickly and often as you change clothes, along with trends and seasons. So think twice before you set you bathtub in the middle of your bedroom and ask your interior architect Delphine Mc Adams for advice!
6.- Keep things as simple as possible in small spaces
Do not forget that the smaller the spaces, the simpler they should be. Ten different tiles in a small bathroom will make your complexion and your eyesight go blurred!
7.- Think inside and outside
If you are redoing your interior, think also exterior at the same time! It is always easier to plan your outdoors lighting while your electrician is working indoors, rather than having to dig in your new freshly plastered and painted walls to bring that needed wire outdoors!