Saturday, December 10, 2011
BEAUTY: Interiors--Eric Kuster
Dutch interior designer Eric Kuster's rooms are streamlined, simplified elegance and decadence. If that seems like an oxymoron, check out his restrained use of color (neutrals, bronze, copper, brown) and sleek, metallic finishes as contrasted with things like an ornate, over-sized wing back upholstered in metalized silver leather. The occasional use of a natural element like gnarled wood branches, antlers, fur, or the reference to bamboo adds further contrast. His style is luxurious and sophisticated... and the look reminds me of Hollywood in the 70s, especially since he uses large format photographs of pop culture celebrities photographed in the 70s to accessorize his walls.