Do you love this work space design as much as we do? This is the work of interior designer Lauren Flax of Flax-Design, the newest designer featured in our Eye on Interior Design Series.
Lauren also runs the blog Splendid Objects, a website dedicated to showcasing beautiful design, art and spaces. The blog caught our eye for its gorgeous examples of how to use art to design a great room.
We asked Lauren about her passion for design, advice for decorating with art and more.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I’m an interior designer with a residential and hospitality focus. My day-to-day schedule involves a lot of running around. I’m either sourcing for projects, managing renovations or meeting with clients. I’m very rarely at my desk!
When did you first get interested in interior design?
I have always been interested in design – for as long as I can remember. When I was 5 years old my parents hired a decorator and I nixed all of his ideas. I realized that this was my calling right then and there. I had strong opinions on how things should function and look.
I noticed you also run a blog portion of Splendid Objects. What has been your favorite post so far?
I began running Splendid Objects while I was in design school to build up my taste and aesthetic and it became a great reference source for my design business. I’ve cataloged so many great ideas over the years that have been so helpful in current projects. I don’t think there is a single post that I love the most. I’m inspired by a variety of different design related topics, I can’t pinpoint just one.
What kind of art do you like?
My art taste these days is modern and abstract. I love bold brushstokes, color and high contrast. I love discovering emerging young artists, everyone needs someone to back their work in the beginning.
What’s your best piece of advice when it comes to decorating a home with art?
The best advice I ever received (which I always refer back to when it comes to design) is that the art should dictate the room’s design and not the other way around. Ideally, you start with a painting or a photograph and you draw your colors, texture and pattern from the painting so that the room’s design is cohesive and the painting blends into the design seamlessly.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
If I weren’t designing for a living I think I’d be an equestrian. I love horses as much as design!