Mark Johnson - April 2013

Designer Display

Photo of Mark Johnson - April 2013 accessory display at Judy Frankel Antiques

When I work with clients whose approach to design favors a streamlined, minimalist aesthetic, I’m mindful of the fact that the accessorizing choices carry more weight. For residential interiors, with fewer accessories to work with, it’s critical to select and arrange accents that reflect the personal style and interests of the owner.  Appealing for its tranquil simplicity, a minimalist interior gone wrong can be stark and harsh.  To soften the look while still maintaining a clean, uncluttered approach, try accessories with natural elements: wood, stone, bone, metal.  A mixture of accessories and furniture of different styles, cultures or textures can create a sense of richness with just a few pieces.