The start of the Taschen empire is German-born Angelika Taschen. She has published an overabundance of books on architecture, art, photography, etc, etc, etc. It is no surprise with an appreciation for beautiful things that her apartment would be a work of art. Classic wood floors and white washed walls are her canvas, and she adds very little else. The ornate detailing in the ceiling and the eye catching light fixtures add a richness to the space. Though her ceilings aren’t that tall in comparison to some apartments, the detailed moldings allude to height, giving the room the feel of a grand hall, especially when paired with giant chandeliers that practically kiss the floor. These light fixtures serve as the main focus in most of the rooms. Blank walls do not distract from these pieces. A white “Bling Bling” piece practically blends into the wall, adding a little something while remaining relatively mute. This is a great example of balancing your decor. With a strong centerpiece like a lamp, chandelier, sculpture or even a floral arrangement, you do not need to clutter the wall with anything. If you feel the wall is too bare, and you must stick something on it, use a very small black and white photograph or a simple sketch in a small frame. This would make the centerpiece look even larger from the juxtaposition with size. This is the best way to mix that gorgeous chandelier you inherited from your grandmother with your child’s very first sketch of a butterfly without compromising elegance.