Jul 28, 2019 3:10 pm
We have just accepted tender and about to start selecting all our interiors and I am extremely overwhelmed with both my design direction (or lack thereof) and also trying to stick with a budget. Worried that my tastes may change and I will hate anything I do within a year and not sure what I should prioritise and what I can compromise on.
Any tips or tricks which helped you through this journey?
Thanks in advance,
Re: How to design your home2
Jul 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Hi K - In my experience designing display homes and in doing many prestart consultations, my advice is pick something really classic for your main surfaces and finishes - spend some money on a stone top you love for the kitchen or porcelain bathroom floor tiles, then simply par back everything else - let the walls of the bathrooms be simple white tiles for example and perhaps do one feature wall. A mix of cabinetry in the kitchen consisting of white or grey contrasted with some timber laminate always always works. Introduce colours only with appliances and towels etc and keep the materials selections to a maximum of 3 colours in any room.
Re: How to design your home4
Oct 12, 2019 7:04 am
That's really sound advice, going for classic. It's just like fashion where you won't worry that your pieces will be "out" after a season or two. Doesn't mean you can't limit yourself in accessories, which translate to accent pieces at home.
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