I went to a wonderful presentation by Mona Hajj at the Denver Country Club a few weeks ago. The event, sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, was preceded by a book signing for Mona Hajj’s new book, Interior Visions at the Hoffmiller showroom in the Denver Design Center. I found Mona to be quite humble in spite of her design accomplishments and the accolades that come her way. Her design aesthetic speaks to me in a way that few other designer’s aesthetics do. Mona creates individualized spaces that reflect the tastes of her clients, while guiding them to stretch their boundaries and imaginations. The results are a melange of periods, styles and colors that blend harmoniously to create unique and timeless interiors.
I love Hajj’s use of rugs, textiles and antiques mixed with ethnic accessories from around the world.
Mona’s approach is to view each space and each client as a new and unique design challenge and she emphasizes the importance of timeless design rather than following trends. The room below shows Mona’s versatility of style and how she listens to, and interprets her clients’ tastes. With a more modern bent, this room is still inviting and reflects the balance and harmony that are evident in all of Mona’s interiors.
The spaces are layered with pieces from different eras and countries which makes them feel as if they have evolved over time. Although you can see the hand of a professional designer at work, Mona’s spaces don’t look “decorated”, but very natural and inviting.
Traveling around the world on a regular basis and developing relationships with key sources in different countries goes hand in hand with Mona’s passion for finding unique furniture pieces, rugs and textiles. This passion is evident in all of her interiors and adds a spark that is uniquely Mona Hajj.
Lynne Barton Bier
Home on the Range Interiors