As we move into the new year and look towards the hottest new trends, I like to take some time to reflect on where we've been and the designers that inspire me most. Enter Vicente Wolf, New York based designer and photographer, author of the decorating bible Learning to See (2002), and truly one of the most gifted and interesting designers of our time. His work is timeless and guided by instinct, but careful study reveals there is method to his madness. His palette is neutral with soft hits of color, but he's a master at playing with proportion and scale and creating tension between carefully chosen objects. His rooms appear breezy and effortless but there is genius in the complex layering of tones and textures. His spaces always invoke emotion and remind us that someone "interesting" lives there, wouldn't we all like to live like that?