Room | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

This week the photo challenge is about the word ROOM –

Rooms used to be grand and heavily decorated. Often we had to traverse many rooms before we could get to the right room, the destination for a specific activity, sleeping, eating, bathing, reading or gathering. In today’s world, rooms are built as small as possible to save on ground space, to fit more homes or apartments in one same borough.

Often people consider rooms as containers of stuff, without giving much thought to decorating. Once a room is filled with their possessions, it will serve their lives and that will be it.

(All photos belong to ©Valentina Interiors & Designs)

My ideal room must have plenty natural light from windows and skylights, if possible, must be spacious with a beautiful floor, must have some wall details such as niches and when I lay on the floor, I want to look up and see exposed beams, a mansard ceiling, or a stylish ceiling that will help me fantasize. After these architectural features important to me, the next thing I like is to have a balanced décor.

I like to open a door of a room and find a view on the opposite wall of the next room, a pleasant something to look at instead of staring a blank wall; a pleasant something that will accompany me when going from one room to the other; a pleasant something that will turn every wall in a gallery show. A room that overlooks another view is no longer a four-wall room. Ciao,

Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Val Admiring World Valentina Cirasola transforms and creates spaces realizing people’s dreams in homes, offices, interiors and exteriors. She infuses your everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away a comfortable living. 
She offers design consultations on-line through Skype and the traditional in-house consultations, helping people with their design challenge any where in the world. She is the author of three books, all-available on


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mabel Kwong
    Jun 12, 2014 @ 10:48:12

    Very interesting take on this week’s theme, Valentina. Like you, I like my rooms equipped with windows where natural light filters in – and so I can look outside. There is always another room, or another world, outside of the room we are in. Sometimes it’s easy to forget this – think working in a windowless office 9-5pm.

    You’re right about possessions cluttering up our rooms. On one hand, they can serve to remind us of particular moments in time, like photo frames or souvenier from travels. But on the other, they can take up space. I like my rooms as spacious as possible as this helps me think when I’m being creative and writing 🙂



    • Valentina
      Jun 12, 2014 @ 14:40:42

      Mabel, thank you for the visit.
      Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like minimalist style, I like to see opulence. I believe a room should contain memories of good moments in life and should be equipped with the necessary furniture to make an harmonious living. However, I have seen many places arranged without care and in great disarray. That’s not what a room is for. Thanks for taking the time to comment.



      • Mabel Kwong
        Jun 13, 2014 @ 09:26:41

        Can definitely see where you’re coming from. Some of us do like our rooms to be filled with things that are meaningful to us, say photographs or family heirlooms. I guess these things remind us of who we are.

        With each room, it’s up to the individual to personalise it however they like. We all have our styles 🙂



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