Monday, March 31, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Apryl Miller, inhabitable art





Apryl Miller was not an artist when she decided to craft an expressive home for her family. She always knew she was creative but it wasnt until she began to work on her apartment that her creative juices starting flowing, more like pouring out of her! Growing up in a DIY family, she embraces the new , the different and out-of-the-box thinking; though she adds,"my version of it is - there is no box." Apryl has changed the way we think about living...she ultimately has made a world unto itself with bright colors, intricate patterns, imperfect furniture that is strictly made by her....nothing is store bought. There is a lot of emotion in her work and her apartment is basically an inhabitable art installation in the heart of New York City. 

I am so happy to share an interview with Apryl Miller today.........


SIGNATURE STYLE

Dense patterns and bold colors. The more the better.


Detail-Master Bath tile floor






DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
I put as many colors and patterns together as I possibly can and I never think of matching, but, rather, of juxtaposing and cacophony.  The more wrong my combinations seem, the more right they are, as a harmony rises to the surface from my mixtures.



Master Bath


BIGGEST DESIGN IMPACT

The melding of my visual work with my writing.  They come together now, instead of being separate expressions.




There Where and The How Left you and your Silence, 2012


GOALS SET TO BECOME AN EXPERT AT ART INSTALLATIONS

I never set any goals to become an expert, I work intuitively and I just let my wellspring flow.



Master Bath


LESSONS LEARNED ON THE HYPERALLERGIC APARTMENT

Someone once said to me, "It's not that you think outside the box, but with you, there is no box."


Detail-Master Bath tile floor


MOST IMPACTFUL SPACE THAT INSPIRES YOU

I am a church goer, so I am always moved by the presence of God, that is inherent in religious buildings.  Stepping inside my master bath always uplifts me, as it is the embodiment of what I call the home as a heart thumping, breathing entity.





A Daughters Curtained Stage With A Bed Tucked Underneath.


BEST DESIGN ADVICE YOU FOLLOW WHEN YOU ARE UNDER THE GUN
Finding oneself a deer in the headlights yields magical results.




My Studio Bathroom Sink


MANTRA YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING BY LATELY
God is in the details. And. I have nothing to lose.


 Table Leg Views In The Kitchen




MANY THANKS, Apryl!!
You can connect with Apryl Miller on her


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