Think of how you feel when you walk into a luxurious hotel room, or a lovely restaurant. That feeling of being cocooned, that feeling of relaxation, of luxury, of being comfortable – it’s not incidental. It has been deliberately designed – with light.
One of the most common interior design conundrums, especially in city houses, is how to make the most of a small space, both functionally and aesthetically. I have written on the topic more than once before, and it still comes up so frequently, that I thought I’d lay out some basic principles.
I’m a big fan of natural materials and sustainable design, and lately, a lot of lighting in natural materials like wood, bamboo and reed, have been catching my eye. Lucky for you, because I decided to put a small selection of my favourites together for you today!
In the UK, if you do a simple google search for “Interior Designer”, you will come up with thousands upon thousands of results. I think it’s a safe bet to say though, that a vast majority of these professionals aren’t designers at all – they are interior decorators or stylists. There is, in fact, a significant difference between the two, and in many cases, it makes all the difference to the outcome of a project. But what is the difference?
A lot of people don’t know this – Interior Designers do much more than make spaces look pretty. Creativity is only a small part of the profession. And I’m committed to spreading the word about just how much value trained, qualified Interior Designers can bring to their clients and projects. Read on to find out.
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