Originally Posted by StephenHero
You're never going to figure this out, are you? The brand of furniture in a great interior is almost inconsequential. It's not a prescriptive formula whereby X brand furniture makes Y space beautiful. There is a correlation between those brands and great interiors because the people with great interior spaces simply buy higher quality furniture. There's nothing less valid about a simple wood chair that you could find in any schoolhouse being used as a dining chair, or any little metal cafe table you could find all over Paris being used a dining table. Regardless, much like clothing style, a general poetic atmosphere exists in all those spaces; some being formal and rigid, others being ostentatious and gay, and others being sparse and monastic. I don't even really look at furniture in the interiors I like, because I'm almost solely focused on whether the space has material and lighting qualities that I'd find suitable. If I took over most of those rooms as they are, I'd end up removing most of the things inside them (which you might be ascribing the room's beauty to), simply because I want as little in a space as possible. I don't have the personality type that seeks accumulation of oddities in a way that Labelking or Saint Laurent or other people successfully do, so in the case of each interior, I'd probably just have a wood desk and a couch in each. I couldn't impress you about "executing" the interior, simply because I don't give a shit about decorating a room to impress you.
Evidently, you're reading comprehension is as poor as your reasoning.
I never said there is a "prescriptive formula whereby X brand furniture makes Y space beautiful." Completely the opposite, actually. SG launched a critique based on our decision to go with certain major brands rather than buy handcrafted goods from this or that artisan. I countered by explaining why the sources used shouldn't influence his aesthetic judgment of our space, and that given our circumstances, it made perfect sense to use major, proven manufacturers.
So, when are you going to figure out that our apartment is not a grand, notable architectural space, nor are we pretending it to be? We are simply trying to make the most of what we have. If you are not interested in how one makes use of a modest space, then get the hell out of my thread. Clearly, the subject matter does not interest you, and I am not interested in your misdirected, misguided, nonsensical critique.
I find your claim that furniture and other items in an interior don't influence your judgment of it to be highly specious. The walls of a building are not the only things that determine the space inside. A sofa, a table, a sculpture, etc., each transform that space in some way. Were Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe lesser architects or flawed in their architectural approach because they cared enough about furniture to design it themselves? Give up this absurd posturing.