Our judges will be hard at work this weekend, reviewing your Room for Color favorites in all five categories. This afternoon and tomorrow we're introducing you to each of our lovely panel members one by one, talented designers and color lovers, all. Last, but not least, is Doug and Gene Meyer!
Here's what you need to know about these two brothers...
In most design circles, the names Doug and Gene Meyer tend to dispense introductions. The designers are renowned for producing highly accomplished, colorful manifestations of home product, interiors and fashion collections for decades, having cemented their reputation amongst other designers, clients, editors and museum curators.
Known collectively and individually as master colorists, each brother brings his singular perspective and visual references to each interior or product designed by the studio. Their designs are based on a shared logic of geometry that incorporates historical design references from the eighteenth century to modern times. Even if Doug and Gene Meyer start their design process by referencing subtle and classic forms, their final products are invariably mixed with graphic shapes, revealing the brothers’ obsession for texture and color mixing. If the design structure that influences their work is clearly Modernist, it is the confident and playful mastery of color that makes Doug and Gene Meyer’s work not only coveted by buyers but also admired by their creative peers.
A concept I use in many rooms is the idea of using only two colors to create a powerful space. Gold and blue are the colors of choice here. This combination in today's world is almost unexpected — the blue in two shades are both simple, modern, and smooth as well as elaborate, traditional, and textured. The walls and fabric are a contrast in matte and shin,y while the gold is highly reflective. This room combines all the elements I adore (limited colors, texture, solid areas of color mixed with complex areas, combining shiny and dull surfaces, using unusual color combinations and making classic objects look new again). That is what I call a sexy room!
To see more of Doug and Gene Meyer’s work and history as designers of fashion, accessories, rugs, fabrics, interiors, furniture, and special projects, visit their website.
Our other Room for Color 2013 Judges:
- Abigail Ahern, Founder of Abigail Ahern
- Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane
- Jessica Helgerson of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design