I learned many things from working with both Thomas Pheasant and Steven Volpe but one of the most important lessons that I took from both is approaching the design of the room through the lens of a photographer and the composition of an artist. A room should tell a story, and the vignettes become the mise en scène for capturing the essence and overall mood of the room. There is an art to creating the vignette, creating a connection between disparate objects and furniture and playing with scale and evoking a sense of drama and excitement. I think the master of the vignette was the great David Hicks, who always created the perfect tableaux. Hope you enjoy the vignettes that inspire me.
Thomas Pheasant from Simply Serene
Howard Slatkin for Deeda Blair
Jean Louis Deniot
Jed Johnson for Andy Warhol
via The Fuller View