Dana Angelucci of Dalucci Design's on Custom Interior Design Perks
There's nothing cookie-cutter about her, or her design aesthetic, which focuses on custom touches you won't find elsewhere.
Dana Angelucci is currently doing an interior for a luxury condominium in Exton. It’s a project she’s particularly excited about because she’s incorporating one of her signature 3D wall hangings made from salvaged wood. It’s one of the many custom perks she offers clients through Dalucci Design. “I’ve done everything from tiles to furniture,” says the Bala Cynwyd native.
Decorating style: “I love combining pieces and looks from different periods to convey an element of surprise. Ultimately, though, I don’t have too many rules for myself, as long as it looks good to me in the end.”
Favorite room in her home: “I love my home office. It’s organized just the way I like, and it’s full of inspirational things to trigger ideas and the tools I need to create them. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, run to my office and just draw. It’s my personal space to create. I love that.”
Prized possessions: “The things from my travels. Sometimes they cost nearly nothing. The importance is in the memories they represent. When I see them, I recall that moment in time, and it brings a feeling of warmth and happiness.”
Designer who inspires her: Early 20th-century designer Le Corbusier. “He was a man ahead of his time and a great contributor to the popular green-roof trend, ergonomically designed furniture and open floor plans. I’ve developed many of my practices from his ideas.”
Color she couldn’t design without: Earth tones. “It sounds vague, but natural tones and hues make the perfect partner for any pop of color a client lusts over.”
Design element she loves: “Great lighting sets a desired mood. The perfect fixture accomplishes a design aesthetic while also creating ambiance.”
Favorite design trend of the moment: Reuse and up-cycling. “People are becoming more aware of the value of their pre-owned furniture and fabrics, finding new ways to reinvent the piece to work in their modern lifestyle.”
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