Timeless Interiors by AMB Design
Meet Anne-Marie Barton, founder of AMB Design and be inspired by her timeless and authentic style. Energy, fresh simplicity and livability: these are the keystones of Anne-Marie's interiors where every environment is carefully designed to create the most pleasing atmosphere.
The word “trends” usually causes me a little pause.“Trendy” seems to be the anti-thesis of words like timeless and authentic which I strive to include in my work. Something about the word "trendy" feels like I am literally selling out. But trends are actually immeasurable, nothing more than a subtle wave, an undercurrent that moves us forward. Trends keep us considering new ideas, striving to be a step in front of ourselves and they don't always mean a compromise of integrity: Trends can fuel the re-invention of something classic making it fresh and improved.
In less than 30 years, we have gone from yellow brass to polished nickel and now back to brass. Only this time, what’s amazing about it is that we have gone all the way back to classic, unlaquered brass. Undercooked, rubbed not sprayed, natural and used, not perfect and new. We trade the polished brass unequivocally for the feel of unlaquered, the zinc over the shiny copper, the raw steel over the powder coated any day. So perhaps brass is trendy, but timeless and here to stay. Its been re-introduced in a better way. Because real is always on trend.