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Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation
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Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation

by David Naylor, Kate Russell (Photographer)
 
Interior designer David Naylor embraces the broad range of possibilities presented by a world of materials old and new, of objects both found and manufactured. He calls his approach "infusion design," by which he means capturing the ideas of the Old World without forgetting about the present, stirring melting pots of cultures and allowing opposites to coexist, and

Overview

Interior designer David Naylor embraces the broad range of possibilities presented by a world of materials old and new, of objects both found and manufactured. He calls his approach "infusion design," by which he means capturing the ideas of the Old World without forgetting about the present, stirring melting pots of cultures and allowing opposites to coexist, and pulling together objects from around the world. The timelessness, natural warmth, and adaptability of the popular Southwestern style aesthetic provide an appealing backdrop for his interpretations, which eschew the clichés while retaining the essence. The architectural elements of the region-round beams, adobe walls, natural wood finishes-create a versatile aesthetic that can embrace an infinite variety of designs, while the nomadic nature of Americans generally, who move freely about the country bringing their favorite decor items with them, makes for limitless opportunities to infuse designs with intriguing juxtapositions and unexpected placements.

Chapters include:

Old World, New World

Luxe Americana

Contemporary Comfort

Mixing It Up

Trained as a painter and visual artist, David Naylor turned to furniture and interior design and has opened his own workrooms and showroom to feature pieces that he incorporates into his design commissions. He has studied at Philadelphia College of Art and later the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His design studio, Visions Design Group, is located in Santa Fe, NM.

Editorial Reviews

Orlando Sentinel
"Old meets new. It doesn't have to be one or the other. You can have a home that blends both old and new décor. Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation by David Naylor showcases homes that incorporate the aesthetics of the Old World with contemporary style. The book shows readers how to create something new by combining classic Old-World features such as arches and columns with the characteristics of modern homes."
Metro new York
"In the new book Old World New Design A Modern Interpretation, designer David Naylor shows how to use materials old and new to create what he calls 'infusion design' or how to use the ideas of the Old World without forgetting about the present."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423601166
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The early eighties found me in New York, where I worked at a series of different jobs, each of which taught me valuable lessons and laid a foundation for my life and career. As an artist's assistant, I witnessed the creative process that brings an artist's vision to life; from waiting tables, I learned to deal with a variety of personalities.

Meet the Author

Trained as a painter and visual artist, David Naylor turned to furniture and interior design and has opened his own workrooms and showroom to feature pieces that he incorporates into his design commissions. He has studied at Philadelphia College of Art and later the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His design studio, Visions Design Group, is located in Santa Fe, NM.,

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