Interior Design For Couples

Written by Rosemary Leake


Interior design for couples is one ofrepparttar hottest, most popular types of design these days. Inrepparttar 141320 past, men have not takenrepparttar 141321 initiative to actually be involved inrepparttar 141322 interior design of their homes, often resulting in very female orientated, elegant designs that are beautiful although not exactly appealing torepparttar 141323 Saturday afternoon football crew. This type of design is often beautiful and can be ideal in certain situations. Although, more and more men today are interested in helping to decide what their home looks like onrepparttar 141324 inside!

Beware! Interior design for couples can put you (the designer) into a bit of a hot seat inrepparttar 141325 battle ofrepparttar 141326 sexes. Here are a few tips on how to avoid disaster. First of all, always communicate with and listen to what both parties involved envision as being their dream space. Many times one party orrepparttar 141327 other will be much more dominate inrepparttar 141328 planning and conversations thenrepparttar 141329 other. Take note of this and pay special attention torepparttar 141330 quiet party by askingrepparttar 141331 questions and making sure to offer themrepparttar 141332 opportunity to express themselves. In this aspect of interior design for couples, you arerepparttar 141333 mediator. Take both sides into careful consideration before doing any planning.

During planning stages, again, be sure to include both parties inrepparttar 141334 process and if one person is noticeably quiet duringrepparttar 141335 conversation, donít be shy to point things out that might be important to them. This way, you tend to buffer any arguments or resentment that may arise from your interjection of a neutral opinion or thoughts. If there are any problems, remind them both that your vision is to create a space that is pleasant and acceptable to both of them and that interior design for couples can be unpleasant but it is very easy to work within both personís boundaries in order to ensure that everyone is happy withrepparttar 141336 outcome.

Traditional Interior Design

Written by Rosemary Leake


Traditional interior design encompasses a great variety of elements in a home. Fromrepparttar ceilings torepparttar 141319 floor; includingrepparttar 141320 trim,repparttar 141321 wall finishes--allrepparttar 141322 way torepparttar 141323 window treatments andrepparttar 141324 furniture.

The careful designer must focus attention on each of these items in order to createrepparttar 141325 ideal design. Lighting, wall treatments, flooring, and furniture are all fundamental steps in creating a smooth design. Each of these elements should tie in carefully withrepparttar 141326 last, creating an interchanging staircase of design. Theme, color, texture, and placement arerepparttar 141327 tools with which you are to design this delicate stairway.

Themes of traditional interior design vary from traditional to modernistic, from eclectic to yes--even retro. The decision of theme should (in my opinion) be left entirely up torepparttar 141328 individual homeowner or business owner. Each person has a message they would like to convey torepparttar 141329 world through their space. It is your job, asrepparttar 141330 designer, to listen to their wants and needs and to develop a solution that suits them perfectly.

Ifrepparttar 141331 client is having difficulty in assessing his or her design needs, provide them catalogs or magazines to browse through. Traditional interior design is a concept that is simple and everyone should be able to understand. After browsing through magazines and determining what appeals to them visually, it would be a good idea to ask them about their lifestyle needs.

Most clients with children will definitely need to keeprepparttar 141332 cost modest of their furniture. Ifrepparttar 141333 person is active socially and plans on entertaining, you will want to be sure to organize any recreational spaces in a way that is ideal for that type of entertaining.

Oncerepparttar 141334 basic theme has been decided upon,repparttar 141335 next major set of choices will be what colors to base those themes on. I always advise clients that it is better to fitrepparttar 141336 color withrepparttar 141337 space thanrepparttar 141338 person in this situation. Does that sound unfair?

Many clients will associate their first color selection with their favorite color. A favorite color and wall paint sometimes donít mix very well. Traditional interior design motivatesrepparttar 141339 color choices more towards colors that matchrepparttar 141340 roomís needs. This is so because very often you will find that even if a client is less then enthusiastic aboutrepparttar 141341 color selection, afterrepparttar 141342 room has been painted and they have hadrepparttar 141343 chance to see it, they change their minds quickly.

Try to offer this type of solution to your client in an encouraging, helpful way rather then with a know-it-all attitude. If they are still not very enthusiastic, try to show them pictures of similar colors in catalogs to give them a better feel of how it will look. Catalogs and magazines are an endless resource for things like this because it offers people a little insight into how designs play out.

All right, you have a theme in mind and a palette of colors to work from. Whatís next in traditional interior design?

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