As everyone knows I love designers who have that special something and Nancy Mayerfield is one of them. She is so down to earth and draws inspiration from her children. Honestly what is not to love about that? She mentioned that watching her children explore and discover what they like in design helps her see things in a really cool way. So many times we see this perfect room almost an untouched room but we lose sight of who we really want that beauty for in our lives.
Another thing I loved about Nancy is that she wants all her design work to be bright and with a positive vibe. My motto is simple and clean and she echoed that in spades. How does she achieve this? She mentioned she normally gets inspired from just being around beauty and a little yoga never hurts. We love Nancy and I am sure you will also. Enjoy the read and my friends welcome to April and all its magic!
How important is balance to your design?
Balance is extremely important. It is imperative to the overall design that you address the whole room and not just part. This includes a balance with furniture, art, and accessories.
Do you plan on doing any hospitality design projects in 2017?
I would love to, but nothing in the hopper yet.
What design book(s) do you have on your book shelf?
What is your favorite design show of the year?
This is a hard question since the design shows all give something different. Fresh off the heels of the Architectural Digest show, I love that they include a “made” section of smaller designers and artist along with a host of leading brands to keep me updated with the latest technology and innovation.
What is a design motto you and your firm live by?
I like Paul Rand’s Quote:
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” This quote speaks to our general firm ideology of stylishly. smart. interiors; the act of creating a clean, smart, sophisticated and seemingly simple design is anything but.
How do you communicate your vision to the client?
It is important to provide a visual presentation of the overall design. The design is illustrated in floor plans and “look books”. It is very important to walk through the design on site, this way the visual can be talked and walked through.
How important is eco-friendly to you?
Eco-friendly is important but not a necessity. However, in general I will recommend the use of low/no VOC paints and organic mattresses. There are times when a client requests organic and sustainably fabricated materials, and I will always do my best to implement.
What trend so you see happening in 2017 for interior design and hospitality design?
A trend that I see continuing is the use of natural stained or cerused woods, brushed or matte metals, and warmer grey tones.