A Little Bit of Ilse

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What is a design without vision? Many times I find myself looking through an interiors magazine and coming upon modern interiors where I wonder, where is the vision? What makes this space special?

In my own interior design projects, I have tried to work hard to be guided by a vision, my own keen sense, that emotional place that tells me whether or not I’m going in the right direction. And I look to interior designers who do the same for continued inspiration. That is why I absolutely love Ilse Crawford. Not only does she have a vision, but she understands the way people need to live. Her projects are more like stories that she has brought to life through the world of interior design. Whether a residential home, hotel, or restaurant, she creates spaces that are modern with a human touch.

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I promise you I am not going to write a treatise on design right now, but instead I hope you are as inspired by Ilse’s work as much as I am. I hope that you can see that homes are not created through a set of rules or fixed design, but instead that the most creative design is expressive, emotional, and satisfies our daily lives. I aspire to have Ilse’s keen sense one day as a designer, and not just to develop pretty rooms, but rooms that really speak to the people who live in them.

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You can view more of Ilse Crawford’s inspirational projects right here.

6 replies
  1. AphroChic
    AphroChic says:

    I definitely understand that feeling of paralysis. You begin to second guess yourself at every turn. Over the last year I have just started to push myself and say “I must decide”. It’s always good to start somewhere. You may not have the entire design in mind, but if you know the way you want your space to feel, and start with a throw pillow, a piece of art, whatever, and build from there, I think that’s always a good way to get yourself going.


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