Go big and go home with the brightest and boldest interior accents.
Minimalist furnishings, muted color schemes, and fair-weather décor has dominated the interior design market for the past several years. After years of quiet living rooms clad in white shiplap and neutral tones, 2019 marks the triumphant return of maximalism. We asked the designers at WGD Interiors in Santa Fe to share their inspiration and tips for achieving this audacious aesthetic within the pillars of classic Southwestern style.
“One of our favorite quotes, which inspired the fullness of design in this room, is from Iris Apfel: More is more, less is a bore.” —Pam Duncan, Owner/Designer, WGD Interiors
“Done well, a space designed in the maximalist genre is eye candy for the mind. You don’t necessarily know why you love the space, you just do.” —Victoria Sanchez, Designer, WGD Interiors
“Braving maximalism in interior design is about thoughtful layering. It isn’t about throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks for the sake of putting ‘more’ into a space.” —Buffy Kline, Designer, WGD Interiors
From the January 2019 SOURCE issue of C&I's sister publication, W&E Today.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lifestyle images courtesy WGD Interiors, courtesy WGD Interiors, and courtesy Nativa Shop. Product images courtesy Interior Homescapes, courtesy Visual Comfort & Co., courtesy Artesanos, courtesy Design Within Reach, courtesy Jaipur Living, and courtesy The Little Market.