In our view, Interior Design should balance the following:
- best use of space
- the era of the building
- comfort and functionality
- budget considerations
- the way in which occupants react to their space in emotional terms
As an equation:
No one wants to live in a sterile show home. The home is a place for people. If you keep you, your family and your guests in mind, while combining the elements of the Homeology equation, you'll be well on your way to designing spaces which you'll love.
If you need a fresh pair of eyes, a little - or a lot - of help, get in touch.
Most interiors tend to be made to an organic recipe of what we inherited when we moved in, a dash of additions and alterations, a pinch of a project half started and a big dollop of possessions, tools and detritus we have amassed over a lifetime. It's hard enough to keep a home tidy, let alone deal with the entire space and its contents as a project. Many of us don't have the time, know-how or inclination to create living spaces which look and feel just right. Rooms tend to be chaotic, unfinished or they clash, which makes us feel crowded and un-peaceful in them.
How we can help
Sometimes all that is needed is to give a home some thought and attention, to plan the steps that will lead you towards your home nirvana. We aim to help you complete your home - meaning to get the balance right - not to finish it, since change and growth are part of the organic nature of a home being lived in. Often, it takes a different pair of eyes to identify the parts of your home that work and the potential for those that don't. When we combine our fresh vision with how you live and what you love, we can help you achieve the Homeology equation.
"...the designer must be able to see - make a concentrated effort to absorb the essence of the project. Seeing is a very difficult thing to do. Most people "look" at a lot of things but never "see" anything. Looking is emotional; seeing is an intellectual process."
Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer. From 'The Architecture of Happiness' by Alain de Botton