Tavia Forbes And Monet Masters

Atlanta - Forbes (right) and Masters are principal interior designers at Forbes Masters

How would you describe your aesthetic in three words?TF: Bold, eclectic, layered

What design trend are you loving at the moment?MM: Curvy silhouettes from the ’70s are having a moment we will ‘keep on keeping on.’ Clean lines with delicate curves on case goods and bulbous upholstery are creating more interesting floor plans that ease us out of the rigidity of symmetry.

How do you feel about trends in general?TF: Trends have a tendency to date projects, however, careful use creates smart and relevant designs. New and innovative design ushers in new trends. Avoid trending patterns—think about the hard falls of chevron and damask. Yeesh!

What’s one thing people might not know about you and your work?MM: We get our hands dirty. We help our builders create furniture prototypes, create our own stains, and sometimes paint and create our own “wallpaper.”

What timeless design moment do you think will never go out of style?TF: Black windows. This harkening to our industrial era has staying power. It will continue long after modern farmhouses have had their moment.

Antique or modern?MM: Why not both?