When it comes to designing your dream home, every piece of furniture plays a pivotal role in shaping the ambiance, functionality, and aesthetic of your space. Rancho Interior Design understands the significance of furniture selection, transforming houses into homes that exude comfort, style, and personal expression.
Planning a Room’s Furniture Selection:
Crafting a Cohesive Aesthetic: Our design experts at Rancho Interior Design emphasize the importance of a cohesive aesthetic when selecting furniture. Each piece is chosen as part of a larger design narrative that reflects your unique style. Whether your taste leans towards modern minimalism or classic elegance, the team carefully curates furniture that aligns with your vision, ensuring a harmonious and visually pleasing interior.
Functionality Meets Elegance: Furniture serves as more than just decorative elements; they are functional pieces that contribute to your daily life. Rancho Interior Design goes beyond aesthetics, considering the practical aspects of each piece to ensure they enhance your lifestyle. From selecting comfortable sofas that invite relaxation to choosing dining tables that accommodate gatherings, functionality is seamlessly integrated into the design.
Materials and Textures: The choice of materials and textures can significantly impact the ambiance of your space. Rancho Interior Design’s meticulous attention to detail extends to selecting furniture materials that complement the overall design. Whether it’s the warmth of wood, the sleekness of metal, or the comfort of upholstered fabrics, each material is carefully chosen to enhance the sensory experience within your home.
Customization for Uniqueness: No two homes are the same, and Rancho Interior Design recognizes the importance of infusing your personal touch. Customization options allow you to personalize furniture pieces, ensuring that they fit seamlessly within your space and reflect your individuality.
Proportions and Scale of furniture:
Balancing Proportions and Scale: Achieving the perfect balance of proportions and scale is a delicate art. Rancho Interior Design’s expertise lies in creating well-proportioned spaces where furniture interacts harmoniously with architecture. Whether it’s selecting the right-sized coffee table or ensuring that a statement piece doesn’t overwhelm a room, their attention to detail ensures a visually pleasing result.
In essence, furniture selection is a journey that involves understanding your lifestyle, preferences, and aspirations. Rancho Interior Design takes you on this journey, guiding you through each decision to create a space that truly feels like home. With their keen eye for design, dedication to functionality, and commitment to your unique style, Rancho Interior Design transforms furniture into more than just objects – they become integral parts of the story your home tells.
The 2014 Las Vegas winter furniture market was held this past February. The market that is held twice a year features hundreds of vendors in the World Market Center. Each vendor showcases their newest products for store buyers and designers. Buyers and designers shop the market to discover the latest products and trends in home furnishings. The market is a great indicator of what we can expect to see in stores in the coming year and educates us designers on the latest looks to create for our clients. Let’s take a look at some of the trends that emerged from the 2014 winter market.
Colors: Neutral colors are still and always will be very popular in home décor. Exotic prints in fabrics and wall coverings are toned down with sophisticated neutral hues. This year think of adding bold, pure colors like peacock blue, navy, orange and yellow as accents in a room. Bold citrus colors when mixed with white, are beautifully crisp and upbeat-think papaya, coral and tangerine. Bold colors can be introduced as an accent wall, sofa or chair against a neutral wall or by using colorful decorative accessories throughout the space. This year we will see more gold used in lighting fixtures, mirrors and accessories.
Global Influence: Hand crafted, brightly colored ceramics, baskets, plates, and statues from all over the world-China, Tibet, Peru, Brazil, India and Africa provide a beautiful pop of color and texture to a room. Think global traveler for an eclectic decor. Baskets and plates look beautiful when displayed in groups on a wall or table.
Industrial: The industrial look still remains strong. This “Restoration Hardware” style has grown in popularity as companies like “Pottery Barn” and others are featuring the look. To soften the hard edged style the new approach is pairing industrial tables with upholstered traditional, tufted chairs. This style has a very cool, urban look and broad appeal especially with the younger customer. Other industrial items include metal lockers used for storage, steel or metal accessories, vintage signs and old black and white photography art.
Eco-Friendly: Reclaimed, recycled or sustainable materials will be a strong trend in 2014. The look includes furniture made from reclaimed or recycled wood sometimes paired with metal feet or top and often distressed for an even greater aged appearance.
Mid-Century: Mid-Century continues to be popular with a lot of manufacturers. It’s classic modern look fits well in 2014 interiors so plan on seeing more of it in the coming year.
Upholstery: More traditional detailing in upholstery pieces will be seen everywhere this year. Tufting on sofas, chairs, benches and headboards are important this year. In addition to tufting, nail heads add extra detailing on furniture pieces that you will see this year as well.
These are a few of the trends you will be seeing this year. Lifestyle furniture stores can give you ideas on how to put the looks together. Designing a room, however, can still be a daunting experience and you should avoid designing a room that looks like a cookie cutter store showroom. You should aim for uniqueness, incorporating your personality in the style that suits you best. For a professional perspective, be sure to consult an interior designer for help in pulling your looks together.
Cynthia Champness Cuellar, IDS, owner and principle designer Rancho Interior Design.
I recently participated in a Home Show Event in a private Del Webb community in Hemet, California. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of residents at the event. I am always surprised at how people are confused as to how designers charge for their time. Many people are under the misconception that designers are expensive to work with and they can’t afford to hire one. Granted, some top designers in major metropolitan areas are expensive to work with. Many have made a name for themselves and work with celebrities who have large budgets to offer the designer to work with. A designer has to keep in mind the area he or she works in and who they want to target their services to. Designers also have many ways they can charge for their services. They can charge a flat rate, an hourly rate, cost plus for purchases and/or a combination of these.
Working with a designer can actually save you money on your project. Their education and experience in their specialized field qualifies them to create a cohesive design for each project. Designers skillfully combine artistry, project management and knowledge of interior design into one profession. Each project is unique and requires a wide spectrum of ability to complete a wide range of tasks on time as well as on budget. From sketching, designing, researching, shopping for furniture, fabrics, paint, and accessories, coordinating trades, installers and deliveries takes a lot of time and knowledge. Most people do not understand what goes into creating a successful design project. Unfortunately HGTV has given people a false view of our industry. They fail to show all the time, people and actual cost involved with a design project. They simplify the project and lead the viewer to believe that design is a simple process. Anyone who has tried to tackle a project on their own with less than satisfactory results or are left with a room they hate can attest to this. A designer can save you from making purchase mistakes and wasting money. They can also save you money by selling you items way below retail prices.
For the past twelve years, I have offered affordable interior design services at Rancho Interior Design. I always ask for a budget before I begin a project so I create a practical design that can be implemented. There’s nothing worse than creating a design that a client can’t afford to purchase. I have been successful at creating beautiful spaces with quality furnishings on modest budgets. I have different design plan options so anyone who needs help can afford to work with me and my team.
I wanted to blog about this subject after a couple I worked with came up to me at the Home Show (they were the reason I was invited to be featured at the event!). They both individually pulled me aside and said how much they loved their home and how much money I saved them!! I was able to sell them furniture at lower prices than they shopped for anywhere else. They said the amount I saved them more than paid for my services. (Their bedroom is featured here on top of this blog). So I hope I cleared up some misconceptions about how we charge and let you know that yes, Interior Designers can be affordable. Give me a call.
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