Boulevard Magazine - July 2013 Issue

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Ivan Meade’s top three interior

design rules: 1 Designer Q&A Q: How and when did you know that you had created your own signature design style? A: I am against a signature style per se; my clients are my priority and they are the ones living in their space. I definitely bring my design esthetic to a job, but it is the client’s personality that has to stand out.

and the interiors. Everything reflects the lifestyle experience that is created through branding. We have designed wallpapers or vinyls for which you need to understand both disciplines — interiors for the applications, and graphics and its processes to print them and make them work.

Q: Your company also offers graphic design services. How would you describe the relationship between graphics and interiors? A: I think they are actually accomplices as they can really work together. For instance, when we design a restaurant you can see consistency from the logo, the menu, the stationary package, web presence

Q: What was your first experience with design? A: One Christmas dinner my mother allowed me to set the dining table. I hand drew all the place cards and menus, and collected ornaments from around the house. Everybody was very impressed and they gave me a big applause. The feeling has never left.

Try to understand what the space needs, not what you want to impose in the space. It is a balance between needs and desires and what can realistically be done in the space. Function is first, design esthetic comes after.

2 Start understanding the lines of the space and how these lines will relate to the design principles.

3 Respect the architecture of the space as much as possible.



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