Décor Inspiration | Interior Designer: Pierce Designs & Associates, Houston, Texas
Tuesday 1st November, 2016
by Louise Keane
The graceful lines of French and Gustavian furniture and decorative pieces will always add elegance to a room, but mix them with sleek modern designs and you have an aesthetic that is at once edgy yet oh so romantic.
Pamela Pierce has been producing timeless, classic interiors for over 30 years from her design studio based in Houston, Texas. Her keen eye for balanced designs allows her to mix antiques with modern pieces like a Flos Arco lamp, Saarinen table or Frank Gehry chair to great effect and this juxtaposition adds a sense of excitement and interest to the finished schemes. Sleek steel windows also often feature, adding a modern backdrop against which to place carefully sourced antiques. Authenticity and clean lines abound in her work which is always “a fine study in light, scale, texture, and color”.
Texture is a particularly important element in her designs and she talks of the timelessness of patina, whether the timeworn surface of a waxed antique wooden floor, a wall of Venetian plaster or unlacquered brass door fittings.
The colours she uses are mainly restful, chalky neutrals with hints of gilt but a soft dusky pink or a grey-blue also sits ever so comfortably with this aesthetic. Have a look through this wonderful body of work and take inspiration for your own home . . . —Louise
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.