Do not look in the reception decoration magazines where pictures of lights appear. Hardly they exist, all is not photographed, like so many other pieces or corners of the house disappear in the pictures, either by self – censorship own interior designers or stylists or by the unmistakable magic of Photoshop. Or did you think that this program only served to erase the cellulite of celebrities in fashion magazines or Instagram?
We have wondered why these decisions, what is it that leads them to eliminate —almost disdain— appliances, furniture, installations, or common areas in all houses. The interior designers that appear in this article have detailed their work to tell us which are the unpleasant objects in their productions and their reasons for ignoring them. Just for that, we thank you.
IN THE HALL, KEEP AN EYE ON THE FACILITIES!
If we had to list the objects that are not aesthetically pleasing or not at all aesthetically pleasing in this space, it would be headed by the coat rack and the lightbox. In many cases, they find a piece of furniture at the entrance that is like the general pocket tray for the whole family. Some houses have a stool or baskets to leave shoes when entering, an idea great, yes, but neither are photogenic and give a sense of order.
IN THE LIVING ROOM, NO TV OR PLUGS
One of the most problematic pieces when photographing a living room is television. They thought about how to place it and expose it so that in addition to being functional it is aesthetic, this is how a good interior designer demonstrates his professional ability. Fortunately, there are already solutions to hide it. As you can see in the photo below designed a sliding panel on the shelf, type Boucherie, which hides the device when it is off or the bookcase, if the TV is on.
In addition to television, the interior designers point out a couple more objects that are modified in projects. The same thing happens to television as to fireplaces: in the photo, they look like a black hole, unattractive. For the first, it is best to hide it with a well-thought-out piece of furniture and for the second, we opted to show it on, as it did in this fireplace shown in the image below. You will also see them full of baskets or candles that give it clarity.
IN THE KITCHEN THERE IS NO GARBAGE CAN!
In all the rooms there are functional elements, and in the kitchen more, but some are not very aesthetic, in the eyes of decoration professionals. The utensils and kitchen appliances like blenders, coffee maker, or sandwich maker, unless they are designed, you are out of the confesses. Oh the garbage can, it goes retro! Yes, because this is perhaps one of the biggest headaches for decorative aesthetic professionals. You have to take out the empty bucket of course, because you are not going to teach that human beings generate waste.
IN THE BEDROOMS THERE IS A LOT OF POSTURES
If when you open a magazine or while browsing Instagram you are always amazed at how well the wardrobes are organized, you should know that they are the result of hard styling work. Although today almost all of us are learning to have a tidy closet, it is very common to try to photograph an interior and start changing hangers so that they are all the same and add accessories that help to organize. We never take out real dressing rooms because they create visual disorder. We try to make them chromatically soft that blend into the interior, like the one in the image above. That’s posture, we admit it. The same thing happens with the shoes, we take a few as shown in the photo below. There really is modesty for showing them. Seeing a photo with exposed shoes creates almost a bad smell.
IN BATHROOMS, TOILET PAPER AND BIDET ARE TABOO
And finally, we review how the bathrooms are displayed and what elements almost magically disappear from the published photos. If in the kitchen, the coconut was the garbage can, in the bathroom it is the toilet paper and the bidet, in equal parts. Curious, right? There is a taboo subject in bathrooms and it is the triangle formed by a green toilet/bidet/shower (the one that is sometimes used to replace the bidet). There is enormous shame in teaching them. It seems that people don’t have physiological needs, it’s like showing the Michelin in the Instagram photo. And, of course, you will never see toilet paper or feminine hygiene products in the photo of a bathroom.
It seems that human beings are perfect machines, wonderful robots. So we still have to think about this issue better and bring some realism to all this. It has given me a lot to think about. And what do you think? Are you betting more on aesthetics or on showing things as they are?