So I know I said my previous post would be the last until the New Year but the Homestyler App I use to create digital renderings for these blogs has a little Christmas Contest going on and while I don’t usually enter contests unless there’s prize money involved, I threw together a couple of quick entries I wanted to share with you as I think they’re super fun. Consider it a Christmas Bonus. So, what I chose to do was create two distinct Xmas decorating looks based on classic Xmas movies. What I wanted you to see here is the bigger picture of how Design can really be effective. Designers can use their skills to create a mood, a feel, a look for their Clients and take inspiration from anywhere. So, using Homestyler’s own room templates and items from their catalogue only, here are my two Classic Holiday Movie Inspired Rooms.
It’s A Wonderful Room
This living room is inspired by George Bailey’s house in the 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life”. While maintaining the architecture and furniture style of the 1940s I’ve been able to create a very traditional salon in a middle class American home. The other clever thing I did was choose items that were Achromatic - or I adjusted their brightness to be shaded - to make the room appear to be black and white like the movie. I did not need to use a black and white filter on this image at all. It was done through deliberate choices of colour and furniture pieces. It’s a great example of how Designers use Colour Theory in their work.
The Best Little Who-House
My second look is a different view of the same room but this time inspired by Cindy Lou Who’s house in the 1966 animated movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. While still following the rules of good design (furniture layout, symmetry, scale & proportion), I’ve chosen to use the highly saturated primary and secondary colours on a grand scale that give the Movie its distinctive look. I’ve also worked in the over-the-top decorating and excessive presents for the Grinch to steal that feature in the movie. And again, everything here is from Homestyler’s own catalogue - even those weird blue chairs that look like coffee filters fit perfectly. This is a great example of how a Designer can use the full scope of their skills and training to create a Client’s space.
So this will definitely be my last blog post until the New Year. I hope you found it interesting and that it put you in a festive mood. I also hope it showed you the valuable services a Designer can provide.