for creating an upscale look that cleverly combines luxury and practicality, Anna’s innate gift for design and her detailed eye are reflected in both the presentation centre and model unit at Ashcroft Homes’ re Hotel & Residences.
With words that resonate with an exquisite combination of wisdom and passion, Anna shares her thoughts on good design with Ottawa At Home. She also talks about the modest quality of Ottawa people as a reflection of the Canadian identity and explains why she is excited to work in the nation’s capital. Describe your design style. This is always a complicated question. We (Cecconi Simone) come across as contemporary, but really we stay true to a genre – whatever that may be. We research and put time into ensuring the look is authentic; usually avoiding the traditional as it is so hard to achieve authenticity in traditional design. Buying crown moulding from Home Depot does not make a home traditional. What do you think are the key elements of good design and how do you incorporate these into your own work? There are five principles of good design: balance, rhythm, harmony, scale and proportion. If these principles are accomplished, the environment will feel comfortable. Can a designer be taught how to achieve this? There are two types of designers: those that are born and those that are taught. The ones that are taught may not always have the