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!
What epitomizes American design to you?