"An empty room is a story waiting to happen and you are the author." - Charlotte Moss
Empty rooms can be daunting or beautiful, depending on your outlook. We personally love an empty room, the possibilities are endless. A blank canvas for an artist is much the same thing. To some, it is overwhelming, too many options. But to others it is a wealth of possibility and the story is yet to be written.
We would love to help you write your story! If you feel overwhelmed with an empty room, our interior design services are just what you need. We love working with the endless opportunities an empty room and blank canvas can offer! Don't get overwhelmed, there is so much beauty to be found, you just need to know where to look and where to start!
A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy. - Juan Montoya
A room should be designed so that wherever you look you enveloped in beauty. There should not be an area where there is nothing to notice.
Unfortunately, there is a very thin line to walk between too much and not enough. You should not feel overwhelmed but at peace with the beauty. Over stimulation is almost as bad as no stimulation.
This is where a good designer can save the day.
It is so often that we pick up an extra item thinking it will look perfect in this area or that, not thinking about the ten other things we picked up last week as well. Soon the mantle or table is covered and there is not one particular thing that stands out in the mess.
A designer is great at pairing down and picking only those items that will make an impression in the room. You don't need 10 candles, you need a mix of items to add interest and draw the viewer around the room. Yes, there should be a statement piece, but the other pieces should work together and make the rest of the room visually appealing. These, and so many other properties, are what a designer will look at and assess in each and every room.
It's tough to get it perfect, but the room will speak for itself when it's completed. There will be smiles, surprises and much more throughout. Let your room make you smile and create fantasy. It's worth it!
"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso
Our ideas start and expand as we plan a room design. What may start as a simple idea many times becomes the highlight of the room. It is beautiful to see and to be a part of that transition. Brainstorming and planning is an integral part of each design. The final design is our something else
and displays all of the time and effort we put into the initial idea
"A House is Much More Than a Shelter, It Should Lift Us Emotionally and Spiritually." - John Saladino
This is the beautiful thing about making a house a home. No one strives for a plain, boring, home that is basically just the walls, floors and ceilings. These types of homes are not interesting, not comforting and do not make us smile.
Instead, most people want something that makes them smile when they walk through the door, that makes them and their guests feel comfortable.
It is in this transformation from house to home, that we see our personality and the things we love come together to lift us up on an emotional and spiritual level.
As designers, we see these transformations day to day and we love helping homeowners find that inner love come out into their home. When the home design is complete, they are lifted up on many levels and their house has become a home.
This is at the heart of an interior designer, helping to make that transition happen.
When you recognize the need for a good design, that's when it's time to put the design process into the right hands. Find someone that can fulfill that need in a way that works best for you and your family.
It's true, until you really get going and finish a project your dreams and visions can seem impossible. That's why we love what we do. We get to take a vision and make it a reality. Nothing is impossible if you try something. In fact, Audrey Hepburn noted, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, 'I'm Possible'" - So very true!
Color can make or break a room. A neutral room can be boring. But a room with an added color pop, whether with an accent wall or even just the addition of a few pieces of bright decor, gives the room personality! That pop of color is, many times, just what the room needs! No one wants to be boring, even a beautifully done black and white room looks great with a punch of red or blue. The options are endless.
Looking for some great color inspiration? Check out our color scheme blog series!
Yes, it's true, sometimes you happen upon the most perfect, beautiful place. Everything you've always dreamed, needs nothing done to make it yours except your things. But lets face it, most of the time, you find a place that needs work, or just a little TLC to make it exactly what you want. That's the beauty of it, though. Finding potential and making that potential into something perfect is what good design is all about. That's what we love about our jobs!
So you find the place, then contact us
and we will make it beautiful, or as we like to say, "Extraordinary!"
It is true that design is comprised of many details all working together. Charles Eames summed it up well when he said, "The details are not the details they make the design." Without attention to detail a design is not complete. Details are the finishing touch. Without detail you cannot call it a design; it is an unfinished piece.
Quote Me Thursday - Design Quotes for your Inspiration
Good Designs Come From the Heart Not the Brain - Danny Sengers
Inspiration is everywhere and when you look too hard, many times, it almost disappears. Our brains can easily go into overload and overthinking many times leads to boring designs. It's our heart that brings us those out-of-the-blue, random ideas that spark the perfect design.
The hardest part of being a designer is distinguishing between those brilliant
ideas and the what were you thinking
ideas. Sometimes the best design comes from a little refining of those initial what were you thinking
ideas. Letting our heart lead the way leads us to a creative option that can become something extraordinary.
This is where the beauty of the design process comes into play. This is what makes being a designer so wonderful!