Navigating the ins and outs of design can be challenging when it comes to commercial spaces, home environments, new construction, renovations or remodeling, downsizing, upsizing, catering to evolving tastes, and everything else in between. The old adage “the devil is in the details” can ring true when having to make decisions and determine how to make a design dream come true. When you decide to take on one of the aforementioned endeavors, you do not have to do it alone. There are many benefits of hiring an interior designer – someone who has the skills and background to recognize that true design is in the details, and the details no longer have to be as overwhelming.
Nickel, Chrome, and Bronze, Oh My!
The details of design in any space can become quite exhaustive. Metal finishes are no exception; the ones you choose can impact the whole ambiance of your space.
Do you prefer nickel (satin or brushed), chrome (matte, brushed, or polished), bronze (oil rubbed or brushed), or stainless steel? Does it matter to you if you have appliances with different finishes? How about different handles; did you know that some kitchen appliances feature square handles while others sport rounded handles? Or that stainless steel for one brand is actually a different shade of steel than another brand?
Collaborating with an interior designer can help identify which details matter to create a cohesive look, whatever the finish or shape may be.
Photos: Jay Greene Photography
Bringing Together Design and Function
We live in a day and age when smart houses are not just for the Jetsons anymore. Integrating technology into your home is more complicated than simply deciding whether you prefer Siri or Alexa.
The relevance of having a smart home is growing as more and more people have smartphones; we are seeing more options to incorporate this connectivity and accessibility into both homes or commercial spaces. Zillow featured technology such as “smart faucets, fans, window coverings and appliances paired with popular platforms” as part of their 2019 Design Forecast of what we can expect to see more of this year.
While function is evident, style of this technology can range from the understated to the obvious. There may have been a time where aesthetics were sacrificed for function, but no more. Now, interior designers can help sort through what is available to help you be smart but with design in mind.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
In the age of multitasking and efficiency, time may be in limited supply. One of the main benefits of hiring an interior designer includes making sure your investment is truly fulfilling your vision while doing so in a timely manner. You no longer have to find professionals who may not be as qualified or experienced as they claim. And when problems arise, you don’t have to panic about the next steps that may compromise your project.
WPL Interior Design sets high standards when it comes to interior design. We have connections with vendors that we’ve worked with for a long time to save you the hassle of sorting through haystacks of qualified and unqualified professionals. We can also locate and access designer-only resources and create custom-made pieces that fit your needs. Whatever project you have in mind, we are here to help create a space that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more, and don’t forget to check out our portfolio!
Photos: Jay Greene Photography