A successful interior design should contain interesting shapes. A unique piece is an opportunity for the eye to rest and take in the surroundings.
It's all in the details. I've said it a million times. For me, interior design isn't about a foray of color or graphic nothingness. The magic happens in a contrasting welt on a chair or a subtle shape that speaks volumes. And if that detail, carefully thought out and meticulously planned, also has added functional value, that is perfection.
Light fixtures hold a special place in my heart. If it were up to me boring overhead lighting would not exist at all. All light would come from the sun (I wish I had that skylight) and artificial light would come only by way of beautiful lamp sculptures like this one from BDDW - or miniture task lamps.