January for me is historically a busy time for my Design business. There is the big rush to get projects completed for the holidays in October and November always. However in January once everyone takes down their Christmas decor, they often decide it is time for a facelift. When I start new projects I look to Pinterest for inspiration. There always seems to be a project, or designer I have missed. Monique Gibson’s work has all of the qualities I adore. She effectively mingles the old and the new; the high and the low for a sophisticated collected union. She has done homes for Elton John, John Stewart, Meg Ryan, and John Mellencamp. Some of my favorites are featured below.
I love a simple color scheme (especially black and white). I know color is so ‘de rigeur’ now, but I have yet to jump on that bandwagon.
I most often prefer texture over pattern. I always like a mix of the old and new for added character. Monique is a master at this.
I never tire of black and white. Love the sophisticated restraint shown here. You can check out my post-Black and White Decor Why It Works for why I love it so much.
Love black windows and doors. I updated my own home with black windows and doors. If you love the look check out my Black Windows Pinterest Board .
The image below is from John Mellencamp’s South Carolina home. How about that dining table? Love the masculine vibe.
Many of my clients are my age. Many have good art, collected accessories, and have “been there and done that” with too much color and pattern. You can read my posts on “Ten Tips for Achieving Timeless Interiors ” “The Collected Look and How to Get It”, “Over 55 Decor-Rethinking Your Space for the way you Live Now”. How do you feel about texture versus color? Are you loving all of the color in design right now, or do you prefer a more restrained pallet?
All pictures are from Monique Gibson’s website. Click on the link for more of her wonderful designs.