-- E.M. Forster, “A Room With A View”
By KATHRYN GARVIN
Saying yes to a more-is-more aesthetic is second nature for a man who grew up in eclectic interiors packed with objects.
Decorator, product designer and author Jonathan Adler has spent his life filling the world with decorative accessories. At the core of his design philosophy is the belief that conformity is a bore and minimalism breeds pessimism. Put simply, your home should make you happy.
Known for his modernist forms and tongue-in-cheek aesthetic, Adler teaches the classic rules of decorating and then shows you how to break those rules. He believes chic should be accessible and the key to accessibility is to inject your personality into the design.
So, unlock you inner chic — express yourself and enjoy the process.
TIPS & TRICKS
Collecting and displaying art is one of the most effective means of injecting Happy Chic into the home
Paint directly on your walls
Screens and Mirrors = magic + dazzle
There’s always room for another lamp
Ignore disdainful neighbors
Layer, layer, layer