By Amanda Talbot

Rethink: how you Live conjures up and demanding situations. packed with evocative photographs of houses worldwide, the booklet illustrates how layout game-changers are weaving age-old resourcefulness with new expertise, creativity with sustainability to build a extra significant life. we will imagine small (bringing extra nature inside of) or huge (installing relocating partitions for multifunctional spaces), however the element is to reconsider our layout offerings this present day for a extra sustainable day after today. attractive and informative, Rethink finds tips on how to construct a greater global from the interior out.

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In our mass-produced world where everything feels and looks the same, interior design is responding by keeping elements of design basic within the home. Outside of the home we are increasingly looking for the simple things in life; in our fashion, packaging, restaurants, cooking, shopping, homes, and gardens. We are sourcing quality, economical products with no brand attachments. We have become more discerning and question why we should buy certain things. Designs masked with gizmos and gadgets make us question quality.

Bold is out and cool, restful, subtle, calming, chalky hues are the preferred choice. Back to basics embodies the luxurious simplicity of space. Smooth chalk finishes in the softest gray tones are balanced with gentle whites, greens, and charcoal.  Untreated wood provides rich, natural warmth, balanced with cooling granite and slate. Neutral colors give you a beautiful canvas to decorate with. Limited use of color and pattern creates a sophisticated environment to reboot in. 58 59 I HAVE IDENTIFIED A SIMPLE BACK-TO-BASICS CHECKLIST: CONSIDER WHAT YOU BUY DON’T FALL INTO FASHION FADS ASK YOURSELF, WILL I BE BORED WITH THIS OBJECT BY NEXT YEAR?

She seeks inspiration everywhere; in nature, music, art, history, and fashion. Paula uses her home as a backdrop for her beautiful felt and wool accessories she makes on the ground floor in her workshop. Rugs, throws, and lampshades are a few of the beautiful objects she makes with her hands and are found in boutiques across America and Europe. The raw, wild, and natural fibers mirror the beautiful home she has created. “Nothingness is everything to me. I love natural objects that don’t have meaning.

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