As a counterpoint to last week’s collection of beautifully simple minimalist rooms, here’s a roundup of living spaces that take their cues from maximalism — a design aesthetic of excess and redundancy. You know, because less more is more.
Photo: MMR Interiors
Interior design by Melissa Miles Rufty, named one of Architectural Digest’s “Ones to Watch 2013.”
Photo: Hatfield House
Behold England’s lavish Hatfield House, built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I.
Are angelic statuettes and flower-draped chandeliers tacky or tasteful? You decide.
What your college history professor’s home looks like.
Cool lawn chair boardroom, guys!
Commercial kitchen meets backwoods hunting lodge.
Photo: Brooklyn Museum
A yarn-bombed room by New York City artist Allyson Mitchell.
There’s no quicker route to maximalist bliss than garish wallpaper.
There’s a kitchen in there somewhere.
This one actually seems kind of cozy.
One of our 19 favorite lovely lofts, this busy Boston apartment looks like a set on Happy Days.
The 1960s vomited on this room.
This bookish hoarder should consider buying an e-reader.
Photo: Babylon Sisters
Presumably this home is occupied by a palm-reader.
Double the clutter with wall mirrors.
The Philippine home of artists Cesare and Jean Marie Syjuco. More info and photos this way.