Have you ever thought about how interior design relates to storytelling? Every person we see, meet, and greet has his or her story to tell. The way they look and how they dress can be a medium of their expression, outlook on life and a glimpse of their identity. The same goes for their homes; they serve as a mirror of their personality, the things they love about life.
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.
The popularity of green living and eco-friendly home designs continues to rise. We have not only become better stewards of mother nature, we also appreciate the innate beauty of natural elements. Therefore, we want to incorporate this into our overall home design.
Navy Blue kitchens are an increasing interior design trend. Some people find it an unconventional palette to use in kitchens compared to the traditional use of brown and neutrals. Others say that the color blue can curb one’s appetite. Well, for me, nothing could be better than to curb my appetite when in the kitchen! But regardless of opposition, this trend to see some shades of blues in the kitchen is rising.
An Interior Designer can add a pop of color that invigorates the room. Interior designers can bring a new element or point of view to a room that the owners have not considered and it can make all the difference! In this case, the designer added a sapphire blue sofa as the central piece. Standing as a bright, attention grabbing pop of color against neutral backgrounds, it directs the eye to all other important elements. The sofa, a handsome and strong piece of furniture, focuses this lovely room and encourages you to enjoy the natural outside space. It is reminiscent of seeing a rare blue bird in the trees.
Beach houses provide a relaxing retreat – you can enjoy the breezy air, sand on your feet, the majestic view of the ocean and the ever beautiful sunsets or sunrises. If you’re lucky to reside near or by the beach, interior decorating can be challenging. Design should deliver a balance of beach lifestyles and still reflect your personal style. Thus, special decorating is critical and must be addressed to achieve it. Most coastal decorating follows the beach house as a vacation theme.
Does your home interior feel out of shape or bore you? Does your living room lack the spark to wow your guests? Have you tried to rearrange your furniture, add new decorations but didn’t see any improvement? Maybe it’s time to consider hiring a designer to help redesign the interior of your home. Here are some signs for when and why you need an interior designer:
A living room has many functions. It can be used to accommodate and entertain guests, as a place to relax, sip a warm and soothing cup of tea or do completely nothing but hangout. If you don’t have a separate space for the family room, the living room can be used for watching television and spending time with the family.
As an interior designer and a homeowner, I prefer using chandeliers instead of overhead lights as they provide softer lighting. Not only do they make a room inviting, chandeliers can be a great decorative accessory to give a room a visual focal point.
The dining table is an essential piece of furniture for your house. This is where family and friends share a meal, tell jokes and trade stories. In Los Angeles with our busy lifestyles, sitting at the dining table may be our only opportunity to speak to our family every day. As a Malibu Interior Designer, I love to help families choose the perfect table for their home.