Personality is beyond confidence, appearance and beauty. Based on the Myers-Briggs test, Personality is about the different psychological preferences on how a person perceives the world and make decisions. On an average, a general personal style and preference changes every two to three years and only few key principles remain.
For us eight individuals taking up Interior Styling workshop in SoFA Design Institute, it is a crucial to understand these circumstances and determine those few key elements that can be included in design. As an exercise, each designer will style a living room based on our own personality type as determined from Myers-Briggs test. We will be choosing three to five words from the write-up results that best describes us and use these words to research for corresponding fine art pieces that will evoke an emotion, idea or a memory. The chosen art will become the narrative for styling the space.
An empty room render will be chosen from a given selection as well as the décor and furniture.
My personality is an ENTJ-A personality or Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging- Assertive or mostly known as the Commander or Chief personality. Known personalities who belong to this type are Steve Jobs, Gordon Ramsay, Margaret Thatcher, Jim Carrey and Whoopi Goldberg to name a few. Commanders are natural born leaders who embody charisma, confidence, and project authority in a way to draw together people for a common goal. They can also be impatient, intolerant, arrogant and stubborn but they pay a great deal of attention to their relationships.
Searching for the specific fine art is a bit tricky for me but I ultimately felt that Jimmy Lawlor’s artwork titled “Crimson Breeze” embodies the my ENTJ-A personality type described as Confident, leader, determined and strong-willed.
A double height ceiling living area with floor to ceiling height windows is a personal choice as the space translates confidence. A direct translation of the Crimson Breeze artwork is a pair of Verner Panton High Back Amoeba Chair as the main accent of the living area while the Marble Venus statue solidifies the strong-willed femininity of designer. Animal prints first started in French Empire period where it was used to indicate rank and wealth, the Pergamino Cowhide Hand-Woven Brown/Black Area Rug was added as a nod to History and to add a rustic feeling to the stark interior.
Real finishes on the interiors reflect the value of honesty and truthfulness that I appreciate, this is shown on the Narra wood planks for floor, a raw teak wood side table, Capiz shell covered side table, A Rattan Mistana Ashley Papasan Chair and a marble coffee table.
To finish the interiors is an eye catching geometric 6-bulb chandelier in chrome finish, a daring addition but complements the simple finished white ceiling.