Design your space, but don’t over-design it. Let important elements make an impact without visual clutter detracting from them.
Important elements take on greater significance in an uncluttered space. Allow for walls with no pictures and empty floor space.
Let’s analyze how you really use your space before we decide how it should look. Function First.
Architectural integrity gives your home beauty even when it is empty. Focus on the structure, then address the “things” you will put in it.
Making the most of what you have sometimes means putting away lots of the things you have.
If budget is an issue, exhaust all possibilities for ready-made products that will work for you before considering custom. Economies of scale and manufacturing efficiencies keep costs down.
Give your space a fresh, new look with a few signature pieces of really cool furniture. A little style goes a long way!
Make wise decisions during the design process to reduce energy usage, conserve resources – saving money and the planet all at once.
No matter how spectacular a space looks, if it doesn’t allow you to function comfortably and naturally in it – it’s still poorly designed.
Interior Design includes the human aspect. Your well-designed home will include precious items given to you by loved ones that perhaps don’t quite belong – from a design standpoint. But they certainly do belong anyway.
Interior Design choices should be sustainable and socially-conscious. Ask the tough questions about the products you buy.
Design principles are the same for architecture, interiors, landscape, and graphics – balance, rhythm, unity, scale/proportion and emphasis/focal point.
Beautiful Interior Design does not require great sums of money – just an eye towards the elements that will give your space harmony and a sense of style.
Adding art to your space brings it to LIFE.
Expand your living space by creating outdoor living areas as well.
Interior Design for small spaces requires a most careful selection of elements to create harmony. Be very particular with your finishes and furniture.
Sustainable Interior Design Tip: Buy the best quality you can afford for your finishes and furniture. Low quality, disposable items end up in the landfill far too quickly.
Draw a furniture plan for your space before making any purchases. You may be surprised by how little – or how much – room you actually have.
When your furniture budget is low, shop at consignment stores and furniture auctions for great deals on QUALITY furniture. It’s much better than purchasing new, lower quality items. Happy Shopping!
Design your space to be uniquely your own. Choose individual pieces that truly reflect your tastes and speak to who you really are.
Designing your home is an on-going process. As you grow and change so will your tastes in architecture and design, including the furniture and art you wish to surround yourself with.
Renovating or remodeling your space requires great thought and analysis. How will the changes affect the natural day-lighting and flow of your space? Think carefully before you put up or remove walls.
Interior Design is greater than the sum of its parts. Each properly chosen element combined with all the other elements makes the sum total truly great!
Interior Design involves an understanding of the space, the architecture, the site and yourself.