IDEAS:Hemingway -Inspired Designs for Interiors



AS A DESIGNER OF INTERIORS,the Hemingway Home in Key West reminds me of what I love about Island Plantation-style design:

-the architecture – expansive porches; large,shuttered windows and French doors

-the architectural details –ceiling fans; glossy paint finishes on trim and porch floors

-an eclectic mix of art and furniture,reflecting places travelled to and [...]

INSPIRATION:Ernest Hemingway,Plantation-Style Design and Exotic Adventures in Faraway Lands


(Illustration by Matthew James Taylor,source)

You might reasonably assume that since I am choosing Ernest Hemingway as a source of inspiration here,I am a huge fan of his writing.  Not so much!  I read A Farewell To Arms back in high school,and I guess his signature [...]

IDEAS:Louis Kahn and Yale Art &Architecture –Inspired Designs for Interiors

Louis Kahn under his Yale Gallery ceiling,and the building’s staircase –triangles within a cylinder (Photos source)

AS A DESIGNER OF INTERIORS,building such as Kahn’s Art Gallery and the Beinecke Library at Yale remind me of

-          my affinity for geometry in design,especially the multi-dimensional treatment of it seen in Kahn’s ceiling [...]

INSPIRATION:Louis Kahn’s Tetrahedral Ceiling and the Stunning Art and Architecture at Yale University


(Photo Source)

Somewhere around the beginning of design school,I learned that one sort of architecture that I had always thought of as bleak and non-descript had a name: Brutalism.  I found it such an apt moniker for the rough,boxy,colorless (and in my estimation,joyless) design I associated with housing projects and [...]