"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Looking for something modern?

I am currently working on a modern family room with minimal colour.  A neutral pallet with great texture can be achieved by mixing fabric, metals and wood tones.  This is a great way to keep a modern space from feeling too cold.  Take note of the beautiful painting done by my friend and designer Karla Amadatsu from Kerrisdale Design.

Throw pillows by Woody Liana and Caitlin Wilson 


  1. Looking good Andrea! Thanks for including my painting :) I'm working on a more modern home right now too, and you're totally right, gotta play up the textures etc to make it feel warm still and create interest. The look I'm going for is "Modern Hamptons"...we'll see how the "after" pics turn out!

    Kerrisdale Design Inc

  2. Beautiful mood board Andrea! Merry Christmas to you and yours, hope your holiday is great :)
    Nancy xo

  3. Looking good, especially love the local touches, using Karla's painting. Clearly you two are a talented duo!
    Merry Christmas Andrea, have a wonderful holiday, hopefully relaxing?