Interior Design

  • HOW CAN WE HELP?
    • shop for product and place orders

    • provide furniture layouts

    • recommend paint colors

    • make suggestions using what you have

    • style bookcases and displays

    • place art

    • manage onsite personnel on a day-to-day basis

    • help determine your style

    • help with planning phases (budgeting, quoting, hiring, decision making, etc.)

PREPARING YOUR HOME TO SELL?

6 design and organization tips to help you sell, in a jiffy

GET RID OF ANYTHING YOU WON’T BE MOVING

Don’t let your unwanted odds and ends bring down your home’s value. If something isn’t worthy of moving to your new spot, it’s likely not worth staging with.

 

REMOVE DISTRACTING AND STYLE SPECIFIC ITEMS

Many buyers see cosmetic blemishes, like dated wallpaper and heavy curtains, and instantly lose interest. Maximize your audience with a crowd-pleasing, neutral style.

 

REMOVE PERSONAL CLUTTER

Many buyers get distracted by surface-level clutter and define their impression by this clutter. Remove the clutter, and you will also remove the distraction, allowing potential buyers to see your home for what it is.

 

REMOVE PERSONAL ITEMS

Again, removing personal elements will help buyers envision their potential life in your space. When doing this, envision a luxurious hotel room and aim for that cozy, homey, yet impersonal feel.

 

ADD SPECIFIC TOUCHES TO HELP BUYERS ENVISION THEIR POTENTIAL LIVES IN YOUR SPACE

For example, when appealing to families, stage a guest bedroom as another child’s room, or as a playroom, rather than as a home office.

 

SET THE AMBIANCE WITH FLOWERS

White hydrangeas, roses or peonies are my go-to classic picks. Flowers add that extra touch of homeyness and always convey good, positive feelings.

It costs an average of $10/square foot to store items in your home.

HOW TO STYLE YOUR DISPLAYS

our step by step process to styling your accessories

SELECT SIMPLE, YET RICH, THINGS

The best way to avoid cluttered displays is to style with simple, yet rich items. Our rule of thumb is to stay simple with the overall shape and rich with the material and texture. We say, avoid accessories with excessive, bold wording and anything too small that will get lost.

 

CHOSE A COLOR PALETTE

Chose a few colors that compliment each other, and use these colors, as well as the darker, and lighter tones of each color.

 

COLLECT TREASURES THAT TELL YOUR STORY

We believe that your home should tell your story. Next time you take a memorable adventure, bring home an attractive memento.

 

REPEAT ELEMENTS USED THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME

Seek out accessories made from the same elements used in your home. For example, if your kitchen counters are granite, be on the lookout for granite accessories that will tie your accessories to your home.

 

MIX SHAPES

When designing your displays, include a well-rounded balance of different shapes. For example, balance a rectangular book with a round vase.

 

BALANCE HARD AND SOFT ELEMENTS

Hard elements include anything physically hard, like books, glass, ceramic, or metal, while soft elements are soft items made from fabric or natural materials— balance both and your space will feel more harmonious.

 

LAYER BACK TO FRONT, SIDE TO SIDE, AND TOP TO BOTTOM

Looking at your space from a bird’s eye view, balance items front to back, and side to side, to create a curated, layered look. Strive to equally balance the negative space all directions. Also, looking at your space straight on, balance heights so that tall and short items are dispersed evenly throughout.

Being disorganized and having lots of clutter can cost families between 10-15% of their income.

STRUGGLING TO DEFINE YOUR HOME STYLE?

follow our process to hone in on your natural style

PULL IMAGES THAT CATCH YOUR EYE

Create a portfolio of images that speak to you. Start by taking photos of other people’s spaces, hotels, or restaurants, tear out pages from magazines, pull images for magazine websites, Google, and Pinterest. The goal here is creating a portfolio of inspiring imagery, however you go about creating it.

 

GATHER HARD COPIES AND CIRCLE COMPONENTS

Once you’ve gathered all your images, print all the digital images, so you that have hard copies of each image. Review each imagine, circling the exact things you like in each. Don’t think too hard about this step, follow your initial, gut instincts. Those moments you hesitate and try to define what you like, and why, you allow outside influence to creep in and influence your natural inclinations.

 

SORT YOUR IMAGES INTO CATEGORIES OF COMMONALITIES

Looking at the elements circled in each image, categorize images based upon commonalities. As you work through this step, your categories will change. Allow this to happen so that again, your likes are dictating the categories, without bias.

 

DEFINE SEARCH TERMS

Once you’ve defined your final categories in images, define each category in simple words. Pretend like you’re a child describing what you see. For example, if one of your categories is white, glossy, minimalistic furniture, write down words like white, simple, straight, boxy, shiny, basic, plain. Finally, combine these simple words into different combinations to create your search terms.

 

CREATE A INSPIRATION NOTEBOOK

As you move through your design project, there will be points where you’ll be overwhelmed and confused about what you like. Keep these initial, circled, images together in an inspiration notebook, to reference when you need direction.

75% of people surveyed said they get a better night’s rest when their sheets are freshly cleaned.
electric_fan_line_art

What Our Fans Are Saying