As you browse through hundreds of pages of home design magazines and online photos of interior designs, you’re probably left wondering how decorators distinguish between modern and contemporary or traditional and transitional. The design industry is a complicated field that prides itself on constant change and uniqueness. As an ordinary homeowner seeking a design style that suits your taste, here’s how we classify and differentiate traditional design from transitional.
Category: Interior Design Trends
We’re counting days before a new year starts. Are you planning to redecorate your home’s interior design in 2016? As a Malibu interior designer, I’d love to share with you my thoughts and personal predictions for 2016 interior design trends to keep your house up-to-date with the current home decorating styles.
Home offices for people who work remotely or have a home based business need to be inspiring for top performance. Even offices for “home work” should be attractive and functional. Having a stimulating work environment can help boost creativity during work hours. There are many ideas online that can give inspiration for a home office interior design. The trick is to find the design that matches your personality and also provides the needed functionality.
Are you looking to add wood furniture to your home’s interior designs. Due to innovation and globalization, home furnishings are now being made from different materials ranging from solid hardwood and metal to veneer and plastics. With the many options available in the market, homeowners are hesitant when purchasing. They often ask if the cost of solid hardwood is worth the costs.
Every project, no matter how big or small, challenges me to let my creative juices work and deliver each design according to my client’s needs and wants. In approaching a small space such as a bachelor’s pad or an apartment, I use a different approach. Most of the time, furniture used is smaller, yet stylish and functional. Here are some of my personal picks and tips for interior design ideas for apartments.
Mix Animal Prints with Neutrals in Home Design
Animal print is still a popular trend both in fashion and interior design. Applying these prints as accents can instantly create a ‘wow factor’ that gives your room flair. Using animal prints in interior design can be tricky because adding too much of it can make a room look cheap. When using leopard, zebra, peacock or any animal print, make sure to use it sparingly.
As a Los Angeles interior designer I spent 3 days at the Las Vegas furniture show looking for new merchandise and new trends. One of the trends I saw in several of the showrooms was metal copper accents. It looks best as accessories like boxes and frames.