ON MASTER BEDROOMS
Timeless. Minimal. Modern. That's one way to sum up the sensibility of acclaimed interior and furniture designer, Michael Habachy. From glamorous residences to trendy nightclubs to sexy spas, the Atlanta-based Habachy understands how to create vibe through craft and beauty through vision. He shares his insights with us below.
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Michael: Selecting the proper color palette is always important. There are certain colors that can contribute to a soothing and relaxing environment... It is what we use in spas when we design them, and what you want in your bedroom.
Michael: I am always told that my work feels very minimalist and sophisticated. Even though there are a lot of layers in my work, I tend to use a lot of restraint when selecting the details. I also stick with clean lines and incorporate lots of textured fabrics, which creates a sense of warmth and luxury.
Michael: I would say that there are so many styles now that it's hard to keep up with style trends. I would say that the best trend is mixing various styles from all genres and ethnicities for a more interesting space.
Michael: Ha Ha! I have been known to be a psychologist when designing a couple's house, but I'm not sure if I can help in that department! Although, I would say that my interiors have a sexy vibe to them.
Michael: Suspended beds... LOL! Just kidding! I personally would like to see more hand-made furniture (whether it's an upholstered bed with a gorgeous nail head pattern or carved wood headboard). Unfortunately, hand-made anything seems to be a lost art due to mass production. Also, sustainable or "green" products are becoming more and more popular as well. Now there are foams for upholstery that are manufactured with less "off gases" and wood for the framing that are formaldehyde free. More and more materials are also being produced from a percentage of recycled materials. All of this should hopefully become standard manufacturing one day.
Michael: Well, I love the white-on-white bedroom that I created for a mid-century house in Atlanta. People either love or hate it, but I think that if one was to wake up in that room, they would feel as if they have died and gone to Heaven. It's just that serene!
Michael: Best clients are the ones that know what they like, have good taste, but trust in their designer to help them pull it all together.