I fell in love with Raji's approach when, out of the blue, she sent me a sweet friend request through Facebook. At the time, I wasn't familiar with her work, but after catching a glimpse of her well-edited, sophisticated and unexpected interiors, I was just floored. So beautiful, so tailored.
I'm a huge fan of restraint, and to me, Raji is a master at playing with the positive and negative space that separates a design from too much or not enough and translates it into a result that is visually dynamic without being either or. Perfectly balanced, through and through.
Notice the finish on the herringbone floors –– venturing away from the popular ebony or medium walnut tones, Raji used what appears to be something between cherry and mahogany. The results are beautiful! That chair!!
The stark nature of Serge Mouille floor lamp creates such a clear communication with the brass table and mid-century armchair. I love the subtle tension between these three pieces.
This is the room that gave me pause. So many traditional elements, yet the room feels relevant and current. LOVE the intaglio inset into the keystone on the fireplace. Just gorgeous!
Her strategic use of color is so refreshing. Well balanced, fresh and never too much.
Raji has also recently completed the 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse, so be certain click over to a few blogs that have covered the "Salon des Femmes" she designed!