Michael Herold is principal designer at Michael Herold Design. His work was featured at the 2012 Junior League of greater Princeton Designer Showhouse. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael at Blogfest2012 in May. I contacted him and he graciously agreed to answer a few questions about his work at the Princeton Showhouse. His chic and glamorous design features bold striped walls, a custom slipcovered William & Mary style sofa, and a biomorphic console table by Tony Duquette for Baker Furniture.
What was your inspiration? The inspiration for the room started with the amazing Biomorphic console by Tony Duquette for Baker. It is an amazing piece. As with all of my designs the space naturally evolved from there. It is filled with a mix of things old and new, interesting sculptural pieces, figural art, and that gorgeous Stark carpet. Everything I love!
Did you face any challenges? The walls! The walls are cinder block and very prison-like. The bold horizontal stripes really helped to disguise the walls. In photographs you cannot even tell the walls are cinder block.
What’s your favorite room to design? I love designing all spaces. At this very moment I am having great fun designing a kitchen for a client in New York. The kitchen really has become the social spot of the home. So many people hate when people gather in their kitchens. I love it. This kitchen I am designing in NY has fully upholstered furniture in it…washable of course! The dining table is so long that it connects that it functions both as a dining table and an over sized island. Really cool!
Are there any color combinations that have caught your attention? Well, I am a huge fan of gray. Warm grays. Gray is a great neutral that can go with anything. I am designing a library and painted the trim and casework gray lacquer and the walls a vibrant ocean teal by Stark Paint. Amazing!
Michael was selected by House Beautiful as The Next Wave designer. Find the story in the June issue of House Beautiful.
I look forward to more amazing designs from Michael Herold Design. Visit the online store for a spectacular collection of furniture and accessories for your home.
Thanks for stopping by.Images: MICHAEL HEROLD DESIGN