Carmen Marc Valvo is an American designer best known for his evening wear and cocktail dresses. His SS14 runway show, complete with an abundance of beading and dip-dyed bobs, is heavily influenced by scuba-wear. Valvo employed monochromatic color blocking and graphic shapes. The look is very strong, edgy and dark.
For this design collage, I imagined a small library/den that’s more so used for pouring cocktails than reading. I picked a few pieces that I felt embraced the same bold, dark, monochromatic look that Carmen Marc Valvo gave us in his SS14 collection.
2. By using monochromatic color blocking, Valvo allowed the structure of his pieces to remain in the forefront. The structure of this Normandy bar cart from Bungalow 5 mimics the same facet of design that we see in Valvo’s SS14 collection.
6. Various patterns in pillows allow the monochromatic colors to be broken up visually. I love the visual complexities these pillows give us. I especially love the Black Khwai pillow from Shop Ten 25 and the Hamilton pillow from Z. Gallerie.
7. When I think of scuba influences, I think of the vintage scuba mask. The Beck pendant from Arteriors Home bears a similarity to the underwater masks of many years ago. It’s provides structure, graphic shapes and light! A perfect fit for this room.
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