Meet Designer Stephen Falcke
Interior designers are aimed with creating usable and aesthetically pleasing architectural spaces inside a physical structure. They may also perform the interior decorating work on the spaces they deign. They focus on furnishing, wall and floor treatments and artistic touches that provide ambience and atmosphere to the interior space. Stephen Falcke is an interior designer who likes a mixture of things.
Meet Stephen Falcke
World-renowned interior designer Stephen Falcke studied at London’s Chelsea School of Art and cut his teeth working for legendary British interior designer David Hicks before returning to South Africa. Although primarily based in Johannesburg, Stephen is noted for his work in homes around the world, but he is extremely discrete about his clients. Some of his most famous designs include the Saxon Boutique Hotel, and last year news broke that he was to redecorate Monaco’s royal palace.
Stephen Falcke’s Phylosophy
His philosophy is the ultimate in luxury is comfort. Rooms have to work and the room should never overpower the personality of the person who must live in it. He always says that you need the right stage for the actor. He likes drama in rooms. Stephen Flacke deep down is a classicist and a bit of a purist, but he often tires to design with a few principles in mind: symmetry, drama, eclecticism. He likes to make a rule and break a rule. His principle is that each project should be individual.
Stephen Falcke’s Design Style
Stephen Flacke likes to mix old and new; sometimes too big things with something too small, something shiny with something matte. He likes contrasts. He enhances the architecture of a space. Interiors for him should be like wonderful food that is light so you do not feel like you have eaten. He tires to stick to domestic work, and he has been very privileged to work with some families for three generations.
Ways Stephen Falcke Maximizes a Small Space
Stephen Flacke often puts big pieces of furniture into smaller space. This enables one to have a grand, more luxurious feel, if cleverly done. He tries and increases the ceiling height if you can or alternatively purchase a property with a tall ceiling. This will enable the space to look far bigger than it is. If one has a studio apartment, for example, one room, there are wonderful ways of disguising a bed using a sofa with table and chairs for dining, and making the space exciting and livable.