|Wall covering mimics the artwork on a Susan Goldstick Casablanca bed.
|Rythme sofa by Roche Bobois
|Leopold chartreuse wall paper Designers Guild
It's a risk-taking I haven't seen in years. Furniture, wall coverings, flooring, bedding... every designer is doing an interesting twist with color blocking and pattern. Chairs and sofas are upholstered in multiple fabrics mixing bold splashy prints with solids while intense colors like chartreuse and magenta have a dominance in floor and wall coverings.
|Surya Bombay Ivory Fuschia round rug 8'
Of course I'm loving it all. This new trend speaks to the very essence of my design sense touching on passion for color and strategic placement of patterns. Using decorative hardware in an arbitrary fashion just adds to the fun and is a key component in many a Susan Goldstick furniture design where a knob or finial is sure to pop up in the most unusual places.
|10" Birdie finial stands in the corner of the Ritz media cabinet where multiple paint finishes come together.
|Birdie finial loaded with dots sits in the corner of a Barcelona dresser where the ledge is covered in artful scrolls.
|Erte Knob sits amidst energetic artwork on a Barcelona bed headboard..
So how do I take my designs a step further and join the momentum that's got the home furnishing industry immersed in this new explosion of color, pattern and design? Let's just say I'm exploring an exaggerated style of decorative hardware that I envision on both cabinetry and furniture. For now I call it the super knob... coming soon.