Colin Cowie, famous lifestyle designer to the stars, once summarized his craft in one easy phrase…“Love is in the details”. If he is right, then as a designer of dream homes, love is my name and details are my game! This month, I thought we would take a look at the little things I LOVE that make a house a home.
I am going to toot my own horn for a quick second (toot, toot… pardon me!) I am known as a technically skilled designer with an eye for precision with a unique ability to envision a home when it is still on paper. And I am passionate about the details that make a difference at the ground (and underground!) level, unseen by most, that are vital in creating a quality home. And while quality and craftsmanship are paramount in creating a home that will serve your family for decades, it’s the small and subtle little touches that set a home apart from the rest. As a designer, I look for opportunities to add personality and charm to the rooms I design, and when the last of the furniture is placed and the accessories curated and set just so, it’s the little whispers of consistency and charm that take center stage. Let’s take a look at some of the details from my past projects, and then you can comment on which one is your favorite!
Doors. They are what greet your guests, your friends, your pets and your family at each entrance of your home and in every room and every space set apart for a purpose. I love finding new ways to add personality to the doorways of a home in surprising and unique ways:
A bathroom has a specific function, but that doesn’t mean the room has to be predictable. I love combining tile and lighting and plumbing and surfaces in unique ways that add glamour and elegance to an often overlooked space. Tile and stone can be combined in countless ways:
These are just a FEW of my favorite details in some of the projects I have worked on, and there is SO much more that I would love to share. Next week, we will look at impactful flooring and how textiles add detail to a space while also adding softness and texture. When you add a little personality and charm to your home, you add a personal touch that gives your home its unique and curated look. I love helping clients accomplish that, and I would love to know which details you enjoy, too!