Prompted by the media, the average household now gives more attention to the principles of interior design than ever before and we have a flourishing profession to implement the styles and fashions that the media endorse.
Is there maybe a chance that we now put style before comfort? Or indeed that we do not understand the real principles of comfort?
In cultural terms, there is no doubt that the amateur decorator will copy the professionals, relying on symmetry rather than inspiration and reproducing schemes that look smart and shiny in the magazine but do not necessarily translate into a comfortable living space. And of course, living spaces should be about comfort primarily; the elegance of the glossy magazine should provide inspiration rather than offering a blueprint