Our motto here at Interior Archaeology is “Creating Noble Spaces.” Noble in this context doesn’t necessarily mean formal, just that the space reaches its highest capacity when it’s helping its occupant reach theirs. I had the great pleasure to meet another design professional with very similar goals but a very different approach, and this month I sat down with her to talk about her process. Gillian C. Rose is a Color Scientist and creator of the Color Our World™ Collection for Fine Paints of Europe. In her own words, she “ trained in the application of color within the built environment and the human response.” She accesses the science behind what we’re drawn to for her clients through her specially-created Color Wordplay. In our interview, she told me, “I designed it to be like a Cosmo quiz, but in reality it’s a neuroscience polarity test.” Listen in!Read More
A Brief, Passionate Note from Your Designer After Her Highly Productive Visit to High Point:
Are you familiar with the concept of “ruining” something for yourself that you enjoy by doing it as a profession? Filmmakers can’t enjoy movies like you or I would, Graphic Designers can’t look at art with an objective eye, Architects can’t ignore an ugly building like the rest of us can...I cannot ignore any facet of interior design. This has a lot of benefits for my clients, but I want to highlight for you one of the areas where you can take total advantage of my inability to not absorb all aspects of the design around me at all times, which I am absolutely shocked is not the number one reason I’m hired.
Now that I’ve had time to settle into my temporary residence in Hidden Hills (see our January blog post for how I ended up there!), I’ve begun to notice something really marvelous. These are people who are not afraid to make bold changes to their homes! “Hidden” in this charming 1950s ranch-style community, relaxed and infused with an informal pastoral energy, are a critical mass of Hollywood creatives, celebrities and influencers.Read More
This month I’m faced with a conundrum that is a common one for the lucky designers working on great historical properties. One of my current projects captures all that I love about home and architecture so much that I nearly go into a trance just thinking about it. It’s a brilliantly executed Spanish Hacienda by Alfred T. “Hap” Gilman, who from the 30s through the 50s was an architect in Los Angeles known for his work in Monterey Colonial and Spanish Revival styles.Read More