In 2015, VT is pleased to announce our entry into home. Our motto has always been image, identity, clarity, and defining your style type gives you a place to begin. Once you have reached that clarity, it is a natural evolution to translate that into your environment as an expression of your authentic self.
Designing your home based on your style type (or at least infusing the elements) allows you to create the perfect space that represents the best version of you. Join us each week as we share our point of view on the incredible world of interior design, applying our principles and philosophies to everything from art and architecture to current trends and designers.
There are many chic and innovative ways to create vignettes or distinctive areas in a room, home or even outdoor space. These past few weeks, I have been looking at numerous spaces in New York for a potential new home. When I enter each apartment, my design and space planning genes take over and off I go. One space in particular had a single (albeit generous) room for living, dining and foyer, and while I loved the flow of the place, I felt the need to create some kind of division.
For centuries, the Japanese used sliding walls to separate spaces as needed. In the ’50s and ’60s there were brilliant examples of this in mid-century architecture and we even saw a resurgence in the ’70s.
I love the use of screens in smaller spaces such as an en-suite master bathroom, a kitchen in a smaller apartment, dining and living rooms or even outdoor patios and terraces.
Here are a few examples of some of my favorite executions of the concept. -Joe