Prompted by his New Year’s resolution to spend more time reading, Boston-based interior designer Trevor Fulmer dreamed up a trio of reading nook schemes, each inspired by a different book. Fulmer tells Marni Elyse Katz, Boston.com correspondent, how he started with an Eames lounge chair and a cowhide rug, then turned to his imagination and PhotoShop:
Music inspires design inspires culture inspires fashion. The styles of the 1970s are back and interiors are feeling pretty groovy. To get a better grasp on the culture and design of the era, I decided to learn about the most loved and most hated music: disco! The backdrop is a post-modern-style printed grasscloth wallpaper by Trevor Fulmer Design that will be available next winter.
Years ago, I wrote a script based on the events that led up to the gay liberation movement. In my research I learned about Marsha P. Johnson, a self-identified drag queen. A portrait of her led me to discover the work of African-American photographer Alvin Baltrop. Since discovering him (and many others), I have collected numerous photography books by LGBTQ artists that capture eras gone by. This scheme is set against a hand-painted mural and sprinkled with photos by Baltrop himself.
COVID has made me want to travel more than ever. In 2020, I researched countless new places to add to my bucket list. I’ve also developed a fascination with vintage travel books. I love how they blend two of my favorite topics: history and travel. In 2018, my husband, Jim, and I traveled to Chile and fell in love with Chilean culture. This interior is a tribute to my love of Central and South America. I started with a curvy pattern of printed grasscloth wallpaper called Bam!boo. It’s part of my very first collection of wallcoverings, rugs, and textiles, which launches this spring.
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