In 1999, Montreal-born designer Harold Vétéré created Indica Design, a firm specialized in both high-end and mid-end residential projects worldwide. With more than 30 years of experience, the designer is curious, dynamic and has a passion for travel, history and style. RONAMAG sat down with Harold Vétéré to ask him a few questions and find out his takes on the latest design trends!
Harold Vétéré is on a constant lookout for new inspirations and his surrounding helps sharpen his creativity. Along with his personal projects, he also collaborates regularly with many decorating magazines as an editor, columnist and reporter, to share his vision of decoration with its readers.
1. What is your favorite RONA product?
RONA’s recycled interior ECO paints, particularly the colour Seashell 3147-1.
2. What’s your favourite decorative accessory?
Whether in tinted glass, porcelain, or metal, vases remain an indispensable finishing touch to anyone’s decor!
3. The design of a room isn’t complete without...?
A decor will never be complete without a window dressing made to match the decorative style of a room.
4. The next trend to watch…?
I would have to say the use of couches and armchairs with coloured materials and extravagant motifs, as they introduce an original and creative touch to all types of decors.
5. What are your influences ?
To be honest, I am inspired by many different domains: travel, grand hotels, architecture, film, fashion, art, nature, and interior design publications from here and abroad. Basically, every sphere of life adds to my creative process and helps me refine my decor vision.
I was taught by Andrée Putman, the French designer, through her accomplishments, that there exists a close relation between art and interior design. As much as my work reflects my personal experience, Ms. Putman remains a defining influence and model inciting me to bet on the purity of linear design, to avoid overload within my projects.
[Main photo via The Editor at Large]