DESIGN INSPIRATION August 2018: Good Interior Design—It’s Not Just a Pretty Face!

16 Aug 2018

Good Interior Design—It’s Not Just a Pretty Face!

Welcoming, cozy rooms that you don’t want to leave have more going for them than pretty fabric. The feel of the room is greatly influenced by its apparent usefulness and functionality. We always consider what the room will be used for, or sometimes even create a functionality to suit a client’s lifestyle, so they will enjoy a room that was unused before. We are highly motivated to design with clever usefulness in mind. Some of our favorite clever solutions.

Versatile Upholstery Can Transform a Room for Different Occasions

Modular seating offers so many opportunities—with the pieces shown above, one can create a double chaise with an ottoman in the middle, for a playpen-like arrangement for binge-watching your favorite show. Or face the corners in opposite directions for a party, to open the room for mingling as shown above. Or put the two corners together for a loveseat and place the ottomans opposite for a backless bench. So versatile and clever to accommodate any room by varying the number of pieces.


Stackable Dining Chairs are Chic and Inexpensive

The holidays are coming, and the first thing everyone thinks about is seating for those large gatherings we all want to have in our homes with friends and family.

When you have a stylish home, don’t ruin the setting with those ugly folding chairs, or make the design mistake of lining the dining room with too many extra chairs. Instead, consider stackable upholstered chairs like these, which are easily stored in the garage under plastic.

You will look so chic, without breaking the bank—we can do them for you starting at about $700, and your dining table will look so chic!



Make a Memory with a Kitchen Experience Each Day

Kathy and Peter treasure their family time . They wanted the kitchen to be a friendly, comfortable place for gathering each day. Kathy has a gourmet kitchen and loves to cook, so the mood of the space had to be as welcoming as it could be, to enhance the experience of eating together as a family.

Her joy of cooking inspired us and we wanted to play up the assets of the space. The fabrics and playful rug create a happy mood, the table is well-suited for the beamed ceiling and the mismatched chairs make the space casual and interesting. We also like the clever open-weave shades that filter the hot sun and add texture and interest to the kitchen space.

We think beautiful meals and family times are experiences that we carry with us throughout our lifetimes, and we are honored to help create them!

Multipurpose Casegoods are Inspired Solutions

Love the versatility of ottomans for extra seating but hate the clutter of more furniture?

We wanted this lakefront home to have clean lines and a fresh feel, but wanted to offer extra seating for family and friends. This cocktail table has two ottomans tucked underneath for great functionality within easy reach, in our blue accent color that echoes the color of the lake outside.

Clever, multipurpose casegoods solve a multitude of problems!

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