Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

God is in the Details

It can be said that both “God is in the details” and “the devil is in the details”. For any designer can put the basic elements of a design together, but true mastery of design is in the details. Details expose a designer’s imagination or lack of; and the ability to go beyond the expected. Beautiful designs are often the result of well-resolved components, interconnecting to achieve a harmonious result. The more each element of a design is considered, the more the design will stand as a whole. It is often the junction points between differing materials or elements of a design that problems arise or to put a positive spin on it, where opportunities arise. Opportunities to create details that are unique and opportunities for a designer to truly express their talent. With interior architecture, one of the most prominent ways to showcase interesting details is, with joinery design. Whether it is a mitred join, shadow line rebate or interesting junction of materials, joinery design is like the tailoring of a fine suit. At Christopher Elliott Design, we are working on developing distinct joinery details for several of our projects and here are some fine examples of stunning joinery designs that are inspiring us.