Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional living spaces, but it’s not limited to simply fixtures and furnishings. Many architects I work with testify that they much prefer having an interior architectural designer on hand. The reason is simple, we see the bigger picture and can help balance a client’s distinct aspirations, functional needs and budget. From blueprints to bespoke furnishings, we ensure that every detail is curated to bring unique living spaces to life.
Lagom is the new hygge when it comes to Scandinavian inspired interiors and, ever since Vogue proclaimed this last year, the concept has been showing up in buildings and interior themes in abundance. But what is Lagom and how can you embrace it with your projects?
Already, we've passed the halfway-mark for this year and sooner than you can say 'Cheers, darling!' party season will be upon us once more. It’s easy to be caught off-guard by the onslaught of events, and end-of-year dallying that we so look forward to throughout the year. The arrival of visiting friends and family dials up the pressure even more. Soon you find yourself frantically scrambling to bring together all the elements of your end-of-year event that you've envisioned hosting. Avoid having to endure a stressful soirée-season by seeking out the help of a professional and have your space ready for entertaining before the season arrives.
“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” ~Oscar Wilde
Have you ever experienced a feeling of calm when entering a blue-colored room? Or felt anxious in an overwhelmingly red space? Do you feel more productive in certain rooms of your house than others? According to certain scientific studies – what color you paint your walls could influence how you feel in that specific room.
Too often, million-dollar mansions sit on the market for what seems like a lifetime without being bought. If you are in the process of trying to sell your luxury property or have been trying to do so for longer than you anticipated, you may want to consider remodeling. Here are some insider tips and expert advice to help prevent your property from stagnating on the property market.
Your beach home is a tranquil retreat, a home away from home, that you can entertain and relax in. It's also a space for entertaining guests, so you want to make sure it's inviting and has full amenities. Too often, we see beach homes go overboard on sea shells and starfish and instead of capturing the essence of tranquility, they're abrasively tacky. To make sure your island vacation home is beachy, yet still classy, here's a list of our beach house decoration tips.
Throughout history, stained glass art has featured strong biblical themes and been strongly associated with religion. For centuries beautiful stained glass art pieces were confined to the interiors of churches, mosques, and other religious buildings to be enjoyed by only a select few, once or twice a week. It's only in recent years that the art of glass blowing has broken out of its traditional mold, so to speak, and become enjoyed by the masses as art in modern homes, commercial spaces, and art galleries.
There you are, standing in a pile of lumber, drywall, nails, and concrete with no idea how this is all going to come together to resemble a house. You, by now, are asking yourself, “Why didn't I hire an interior designer to answer all of the contractor’s copious questions?” The reason is simpler than one might imagine: the fear of the unknown.
"The details, that's what the world is made of." ~ Wes Anderson
There is an artful balance of creating a space that is fresh and incorporates elements of what's on trend while also making it timeless and classic. Discover the latest interior design trends of 2018 and how you can apply them to your dream spaces to keep your home design interesting and personal.