Interior designer David Naylor embraces the broad range of possibilities presented by a world of materials old and new, of objects both found and manufactured. He calls his approach qinfusion design, q by which he means capturing the ideas of the Old World without forgetting about the present, stirring melting pots of cultures and allowing opposites to coexist, and pulling together objects from around the world. The timelessness, natural warmth, and adaptability of the popular Southwestern style aesthetic provide an appealing backdrop for his interpretations, which eschew the clichAcs while retaining the essence. The architectural elements of the region-round beams, adobe walls, natural wood finishes-create a versatile aesthetic that can embrace an infinite variety of designs, while the nomadic nature of Americans generally, who move freely about the country bringing their favorite decor items with them, makes for limitless opportunities to infuse designs with intriguing juxtapositions and unexpected placements. Chapters include: Old World, New World Luxe Americana Contemporary Comfort Mixing It Up Trained as a painter and visual artist, David Naylor turned to furniture and interior design and has opened his own workrooms and showroom to feature pieces that he incorporates into his design commissions. He has studied at Philadelphia College of Art and later the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His design studio, Visions Design Group, is located in Santa Fe, NM.Ia#39;VE ALWAYS KNOWN THAT IT WAS MY DESTINY to work in the field of design. I can still recall my mothera#39;s shriek the day she went down to our basement to discover that Ia#39;d taken colored chalk to the ... I lived with other students above the shops of Antique Row in funky apartments that lacked even the barest amenities.
|Title||:||Old World Interiors|
|Author||:||David Naylor, Kate Russell|
|Publisher||:||Gibbs Smith - 2008|