Good n' Bad

Well its Monday and my day starts with the coffee, stimulate the creativity and then peruse the Design Trends, review my weekend, then Focus Plan  the week. Its a serious morning meeting! But when I look at this process, its really more of a communication & conversation. Much like the work of a Interior Designer, we converse with space and how we move and adapt to it - an amazing creative conversation! 

So in a world of Design Trends and the pop phrase of there are 'NO RULEs' - how does a Designer nail your space?   

Look at the two examples, one space looks well mehhh while the other is WOW! Both are actually good spaces, the room of mehh is just not a good conversation.....while the WOW room works as its had a conversation and all elements harmonize. 

MEHH: This is a great space, however the pieces don't relate to the space.  The room needs to be reconfigured to allow the furniture to follow the bow window, You can easily see this in the photo, one option would be to  imagine  the sofa  centered and the club chairs were placed in the middle of the room, creating a conversation area.....all of a sudden that huge gap and feeling of cold would close.     I may even choose to open the window up, having it clear to move and walk up to. Creating a seating area more center focused. 

MEHH: This is a great space, however the pieces don't relate to the space.  The room needs to be reconfigured to allow the furniture to follow the bow window, You can easily see this in the photo, one option would be to  imagine  the sofa  centered and the club chairs were placed in the middle of the room, creating a conversation area.....all of a sudden that huge gap and feeling of cold would close.   I may even choose to open the window up, having it clear to move and walk up to. Creating a seating area more center focused. 

An interior designer uses the Power of Knowledge and the Vision of Creativity to achieve a space that works. Yes I agree there are no design rules to establish a space, as each space is an unique as those who dwell in it. A Designer will initiate a conversation using the  Practice & Principals of Design. How does the  space and elements work? What is  function that is needed, and can be implied? What is the mood and style? When these elements are processed you have harmony in the room or space, or your Designer has nailed it!

 

WOW: This is an example of space that works. The room has been given a mix of styles, note the modern desk and chair, the sofa and mirror are more traditional in form, but modern in colour - therefore they relate to the desk and chair. The space is functional as a work-space, lounge and storage (opposite wall of built ins). The window give the room depth, light and its grounded by the area rug  = all elements harmonize, Good Design. 

WOW: This is an example of space that works. The room has been given a mix of styles, note the modern desk and chair, the sofa and mirror are more traditional in form, but modern in colour - therefore they relate to the desk and chair. The space is functional as a work-space, lounge and storage (opposite wall of built ins). The window give the room depth, light and its grounded by the area rug  = all elements harmonize, Good Design. 

So look at your space today, this week, and always in a new light - do you have a vision? Start with a Focus Plan and then call in a Designer to bring it all together , aka to 'Nail It.

Cheers, 

Your Design Expert, Saving one Space at a Time. 

Your Design Expert, Saving one Space at a Time.