March 29, 2022
This month’s Designer Feature highlights the timeless interiors of Third + Windsor Interior Design. Lead Designer, Sharon Crudele, effortlessly mixes traditional pieces with playful textile accents and indeed succeeds at creating homes that exude positivity.
My earliest memory of how a beautiful home can positively influence your energy was when I was 11 years old and tagged along with my parents to visit Stan Hywet Hall, the opulent Tudor estate of the Goodyear Tire Company family, circa 1912. I was in awe. I wanted to eat my Fruit Loops in the cheerful breakfast room brimming with exotic palms, curl up in the indulgent leather chair underneath the great room’s soaring ceiling and run barefoot in the formal gardens oozing with lush blue hydrangeas. These beautifully appointed rooms and formal gardens filled with aged statues glowing green with moss fueled my imagination and dreams for years to come. I wanted to live in beauty.
Fast forward a few decades and I still believe in the positive power of great design. I am honored to get to know you and collaborate on designing and curating your own beautiful home that fuels your dreams for years to come.
Before launching my own interior design business, I enjoyed working at Marc-Michaels, one of the most prestigious residential design firms in the country, and was an award-winning designer in Columbus, Ohio.
What importance do textiles play in your designs?
"Textiles weave the story of the home and are the main characters that set the mood and character. They evoke emotions from playful, youthful, or sophisticated to brooding, contemplative, or happy and so much more."
Photos courtesy of Third + Windsor
Are you seeing florals everywhere? It’s no accident - flower power is in full effect! From fashion to table settings to our personal favorite, pillows, the inviting and often whimsical floral prints have us excited for spring.
La DoubleJ place setting
The beauty of the invisible zipper. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a literalist so I prefer to use the term “concealed zipper closure” but no matter how you call it, this hidden zipper is the preferred method of zipping up those gorgeous handmade pillow covers.
There are other methods, like the envelope back or exposed zipper, or even this front and center zipper, which the maker claims “creates an artistic and worldly look.” Really? Seems like it would just be uncomfortable.
We prefer our zippers discreet and tidy for a more refined and tailored look. Nothing should distract from the beauty of the fabric, that’s how we like it!
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