BandagedEar.com interviewed Maggie Morgan, an interior decorator in Seattle, specializing in residential design. She loves a mix of modern and traditional styles. She blogs about design, and documents decorating her own 750 sq ft apartment in the shadow of the Space Needle.
Which artistic profile was revealed to you after you took the Artistic Personality quiz?
I got Upbeat Free Spirit.
Do you feel this description fits you? Why or why not?
It was accurate as far as identifying that I like a lot of nature-inspired artwork! That kind of natural look is reflected somewhat in my interiors. I didn’t rate many abstract works, which is what I really love. I don’t know if I’m a “rose-colored” glasses person though, but I suppose it depends on context.
What inspired you to pursue interior design as a career choice?
The elements of design (furniture, textiles, etc) have always been exciting to me, even as a child. I was always interested in how my bedroom was decorated, and how my dollhouse was furnished. I grew up in an artistic household, but I still didn’t connect the dots of pursuing interior design as a career until I’d been blogging for a while and sharing my passion with others.
Why is art an important consideration for home decor?
Who is your favorite artist?
Alive: Michelle Armas, for color and motion. Dead: Vermeer, for exquisite attention to detail.
Please provide three tips for choosing art prints for home décor.
1. Emotional connection – does it make you feel something?
2. Color scheme – either choose to place pieces in rooms where they will highlight your color scheme, or base the whole room off the colors in the artwork.
3. Scale – You’ll want a big piece over a sofa (or a series of pieces), groupings of medium pieces to balance something like the TV, and maybe a small piece to tuck into a bookshelf. Every surface is appropriate for a piece of art!
For more information on Maggie Morgan, please visit: www.maggieroseonline.com