Ever wondered how designers come up with their inspiration for theme?
How colours, textures and emotions emerge together in beautifully creative ways?
The designer diaries takes an inside look at what has inspired 3 out of the 5 themes for our 2012 homes.
Dreaming Up a Theme!
Theme: Puttin’ on the Zen
The Inspiration: Inspiration for our “puttin’ on the Zen” design came from the Zen-like atmosphere of the home; a peace and an openness with the world that is naturally created by soft curved features, colour and texture, expansive windows that welcome the world outside within, strong earthy stonework, and the careful placement of Buddha figures. Mindful of enhancing the home’s innate Zen spirit, we also added some holiday season wonder by incorporating traditional seasonal decor.
Kirsten Proulx and Janice Funston are designing Home #2 on the Homes for the Holidays 2012 Tour.
Theme: Traditional Transitional
The Inspiration: The transitional style of this lovely home, which blends traditional architectural details with contemporary décor, was the inspiration for our design. By applying a modern approach to classic holiday elements such as colour blocking in traditional holiday hues, incorporating bold typography to bestow season’s greetings, and mixing sleek metallics with natural textures, we’ve created a space that is both interesting and timeless. Norman Rockwell meets Modern Family….
Brenda Brix and Michelle Pollock are designing Home #3 on the Homes for the Holidays 2012 Tour. For about this designers journey creating the perfect Traditional Transitional home check out their blog at http://www.amrdesign.ca/blog/
Theme: Urban Woodlands
The Inspiration: Centrally located with exquisite ravine views, this home radiates an urban feel with the warmth of the outdoors. To compliment this home’s modern design, we mixed glamourous accent pieces with nature inspired accessories bringing the outdoors inside. Our colour selections of metallic blacks, antique silvers and cranberry reds incorporates modern design with nature giving it the feel of an Urban Woodlands.
Karen Visser and Elysia Kent are designing Home #1 on the Homes for the Holidays 2012 Tour.