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We are really excited to share our interview with the founder of architecture and design blog freshome. Freshome features some of the most stunning new design products and innovative architectural and interior projects of the world. Since Micle is surrounded by beautiful designs everyday (via images on the web) we were intrigued to know his favorite designer and which furniture piece you should splurge on. Keep reading for decorating tips from Micle...
LAMPS PLUS: What is the best design advice you ever received?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: The KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Sometimes when we try to improve something we try to add more than what is needed, but sometimes as Leonardo Davinci says, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
LAMPS PLUS: When decorating, what item(s) should you invest in or splurge on?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: Purchase quality pieces that improve with age and only invest in what you really love.
LAMPS PLUS: How important is lighting to a design?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: Lighting can make all the difference between mundane and dramatic. Even the simplest architecture takes on a magnificent appearance with properly placed lighting fixtures.
LAMPS PLUS: What is your favorite style? Is your home decorated in your favorite style?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: Modern/contemporary. Yes, my house is modern.
LAMPS PLUS: What do you see as the next design trend?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: Furniture is getting smaller and becoming more realistic and practical in scale and size.
LAMPS PLUS: What designers do you most admire?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: The first designer that comes to mind is Ralph Lauren.
LAMPS PLUS: What has most influenced your own design aesthetic?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: This new world called...internet, where you can see designs that you didn't even think were possible.
LAMPS PLUS: What is your favorite furniture piece?
MICLE MIHAI-CRISTIAN: My bed because it helps me recharge my batteries.
Images: Courtesy of Freshome