To me, Americana has always been based on the way people in this country actually live. There’s something rugged about it, something simple and clean, humble and restrained. I love when things are humble. I love when things are restrained. I love when things are inspired by something fanciful, but they’re dialed back. The idea of a reinvigorated, more relevant Americana excites me. … Things should make sense for where they are.
I adore Thom’s thoughts on American design. Remember when I piped in on this same topic for HGTV.com? The idea of fancy-but-dialed-back really captures what I try to do for many of my clients. After all, children and overly formal spaces don’t usually co-exist — but children and chic spaces most certainly can … quite happily!
In the right space, I also love a rope handrail. And there’s no chance of a kiddo trying to slide down or parachute off. I also think — in this setting — the rope looks rather sophisticated! Why? Notice the wall covering! It’s the mix of textures that makes this stairwell so fabulous.
What epitomizes American design to you?
Interior design by Thom Filicia.