RENA FELDMAN Allied Member, ASID
A sense of surprise. Any space should catch one’s attention with something unexpected. It adds charm and individuality. It might be an antique wooden ladder in a very modern and sleek space, a chandelier over a coffee table or two colors you’d never think of mixing (how about orange and pink!).
Respect the architecture of the house. Respect the client’s lifestyle. Unify the spaces within the house.
INSPIRATIONS AND INFLUENCES
When I need a big burst of inspiration, I get back to my collection of art and architecture books. My biggest inspiration is work of Van Day Truex. Besides his brilliant career as an interior designer, he was a president of Parsons School in New York and a design director at Tiffany for many years. Although he worked during 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, his interiors are modern and inspiring to this day.
Most importantly, I like to design around something that is dear to my client’s heart. It becomes a starting point of the design process and
ASID Kitchen and Bath Tour 2012
ASID Showcase House 2012
ASID Showcase House 2013