our site always strives to provide the best architecture and interior design photos, so that you can enjoy the details and exceptional design lines of home, furniture, artistic endeavors or landscape. This is why we chose today to present you the wonderful works of Stockholm-based photographer Stellan Herner. His attention to detail, knowledge and experience speak for themselves. The way he visually describes a space or a piece of furniture makes you feel as if you were there, right by his side. Through his lens, we can enjoy a multitude of inspirational sources without having to move. His works speak about the joy of living and the need for comfort. Some photos depict a colorful style captured by a talented eye, others give a feeling of peace, surprising the exact moment in the day when the interior looks its best. Maybe you have a few favorite interior design and architecture photographers. We would love to see their work and also know what you think about Stellan Herner’s works.
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.