For my May "Designer of the Month" I chose a woman I find to be incredibly talented in eclectic design. She strives for a lived in yet carefully placed touch, with loads of color and texture. She breaks all kinds of "so called" design rules and I love her for it.
I was introduced to her work by Domino Mag that I know most of you are familiar with and sad that it is no longer in print. I found a "Question & Answer" from Domino mag asking Schuyler interesting questions. I pasted the interview at the bottom of this post. Really interesting and helpful ideas she gives.
Hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.
When you’re starting a room from scratch, what’s the first thing you choose?
SS: I always start with a rug!
What current trend do you think we’ll be so tired of in five years?
SS: Hollywood Regency, hands down. I couldn't be more over it now.
How do you like to dress a bed?
SS: I love the look of a unique headboard, either upholstered in an antique textile or kilim fragment. It's a great way to add texture and warmth to a room.
What’s the most common mistake homeowners make? And how can it be avoided?
SS: Quite often people don't understand the importance of scale or the need to include a combination of opposites -- tall and short, pieces with legs and upholstered pieces, patterns and solids. A great mix is what makes an interesting room.
If you could only splurge on one item in a room, what would it be?
SS: I always think that curtains are worth spending money on -- they can really make a room.
So what do you think of her? Do you recognize any of her work? I think her rooms have a lot of Asian/tropical inspiration, no?
FYI, you can always find my "Designer of ther Month" tab on the upper right side of of my blog.
All of the pictures and more of her work can be found here.