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Modern Luxe - a 45sqm Walkthrough Visual Animation

4/28/2022

 



Modern Luxe - a 45sqm Walkthrough Visual Animation


This is a 45sqm 1 bedroom condominium unit located in one of the premier condominium units of Cebu, Philippines. The client is an Overseas Filipino Worker and has invested in a real estate property where she can live while she visits her hometown, Cebu.

The client wanted a Full Renovation of the property that will cater to her requirements. Multi-Functional Spaces and lots of storage space in her unit from functional purposes to aesthetics.

After several project proposals and discussions, we are able to come up with a design that will fit her requirements and also the designs they look forward to seeing when it comes to life.

The design phase took some time in order to meet its needs and we are able to find a solution from the design to the technical aspect of the design challenge that they encountered. 

Check out this video on how we utilize the space and also make sure that the design reflected her taste.

10 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas

4/21/2022




10 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas


Summer is only a few weeks away, as well as the sad fact is that because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, most of us will be staying indoors. It's usually the time of year when we spend a lot of time outdoors, taking full advantage of the pleasant weather and bright days. 


However, not all pleasure is lost because there are a variety of indoor activities in which you may participate and spend your summer. If you have a creative bone, you may utilize your house as a platform for summer decoration ideas. Here are ten interior decoration concepts to try this summer.


There are 10 easy summer decorating ideas


Pick some summer flowers


Flowers are a great way to liven up and brighten up a room. They infuse your home with a natural fragrance and a scent that makes your time indoors more enjoyable. Flowers will bring summer to life on your tables and in your house, whether you gather them from your garden, buy those at a regional farm stand, or acquire them from your favorite supermarket. Don't be scared to walk to the end of a road and grab a handful as well!


Paint house


Summer decor is enhanced by the use of white. It's light and airy, with a cooling effect! Choose a few white accent items, regardless of your design, and watch how they help to cool things down in the summer. And also can make a place appear stunning!


Fix a wreath on your front door


A wreath provides visitors a sneak peek at what they'll discover inside your house. And it'll be the first warm greeting everyone who knocks on your door will receive. On your front entrance, hang the largest and most beautiful wreath you can find!


Colorful tissue paper made flowers


Surprisingly, these lovely tissue paper flowers may be used as a decoration. These paper flowers are both cheap and simple to produce. Colorful tissue paper, a stapler, and scissors are required. These gorgeous flowers may be made in only a few steps. Tissue paper flowers may be made in a variety of ways and used in your summer room design project. These bright flowers are ideal for centerpieces, flower vases, doorway swags, and garlands for showers and other special occasions.


Beach in house


It might be a new thing, but nowadays it’s becoming a trend due to the pandemic people start getting benefits of outside in inside home and they start developing a beach from the soil and add a little water so that cant disturb the beach and the painted wall with that beach on white paint.



 Fireplace


If you have a fireplace in your home and it’s not in use during summer so try to decorate that place very well so it could not look bad and it looks attractive grab people toward that. You can also fill that with candles etc.


 Frame picture of summers


Create a picture string with all these summer house designs to bring you summer memories into your home. For this garland, choose a few of your old summer photos, family shots in flower gardens, or by the shore. To make this garland more eye-catching, add several old photographs and hanging shells. It's simple and enjoyable to make this picture garland. Collaborate with your children and loved ones to create this lovely summer décor for the house. It would look great in a bedroom with beach-themed summer décor or in the foyer. To hang your garlands, create a background with false wood fences as well as some seashells or synthetic flowers to fit the theme.


 Air fresher


There are many type of air fresher which can use to make you feel fresh and feel you overwhelmed. There are automatic air fresher though which you set time and after 5 or 10 minutes it does by own self and when someone new entrance to the house or room they go into imagination and doesn’t feel themselves in the room but in a garden full of flowers.


 Summer study room


You’re little study room or library, too, needs a refreshing summer makeover. And although classic light wood and earthen tone combinations are perfect for a relevant field of study, some summer decorations can liven up the room's appearance. Summer home designs in the study area will look great with bright flowers, a neutral backdrop, and colorful bookcases. Pick white library shelves and paint your study space white. To draw attention to the shelves, add some flower arrangements. In transparent glass vases, you may use fresh flowers. The minimalist décor style is ideal for the subject.


 Seashell on the wall


With this lovely seashell wall décor, you can make your home appear like it's in the summer. Use it in the room or in a corner nook to draw attention to the wall. Choose from a wide range of beautiful seashell wall decors available in local stores. The seashell freestanding décor gives your interior area a cool touch. If you're looking for a fun DIY project to do today, try to make this seashell wall décor. Choose star-shaped seashells or whatever seashell you choose, then add some lights to complete your wall décor. Hang these seashells on the wall at random to lend a nautical touch to the coastal motif.

 

 

What to expect in an Interior Design Consultation

4/14/2022


What to expect from an Interior Design Consultation


Inside the interior design profession, charging a consulting fee has become standard practice. However, I have occasionally run into potential clients who wonder why I charge a price while Maggie Q down a street doesn't.

This is an excellent question. I've made numerous assumptions that you, a potential client realize what an Interior Designer does before inquiring from me, and as a result, I've failed to explain things in ways that make sense to you. One of my current priorities is to educate you about what interior designers do and explain the benefits of what we can offer. 


Related Article: Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer


In this blog post, I'm writing down what to expect during the design consultation and what not to expect. It will also explain why it is such an important component of the home design process.



Let's talk about Interior Design Consultation.


In our first 15 to 30-minutes Discovery Call, I will ask you the initial questions about your space and your plan for the project that you inquired about. In this way, I am able to have an idea about the space and your possible requirements, and how we can help you.

Once I am able to get the gist of your plans, This is also the time I would be discussing the different services that you may be of interest in and how we can move forward with your initial inquiry.





What happens next after the Discovery Call?


By this time, We have received a copy of our services and the links to our portfolio, and the Next Step was written on that page specifically based on our conversation.


Read Article: Why do I need an Interior Designer?


What If you wanted more clarity?


Now that would depend on what clarity you mean. Clarity over how to help you on your space or clarity on our services.


Let's dive into what you wanted more out of the design consultation. This is the time we charge a design consultation.


Why do we charge for design consultations? 


I did offer free design advice for a number of years in my practice and As a result, I learned that customers didn't respect my services unless they were accompanied by financial investment. 

I'd get no-shows or last-minute cancellations or ghosted me after an IN-DEPTH FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION, and WORST, Coming to their home or unit answering all their questions both design and technical questions and after that, I hear no response from them, and for some and people who were clearly unprepared again for an appointment.



Secrets to a Successful Interior Design Consultation


If creativity isn't your strong suit, you might need some help in terms of decorating your home and creating a relaxing haven. Throughout the planning and decorating process, there is always a slew of decisions to be made, and while you have a vision for your home, achieving your desired outcomes may demand the assistance of a professional.


There seems to be a flurry of decisions to make during the planning and designing process, and while you may have a concept for your house, reaching your intended outcomes may necessitate the help of a professional. If you think that interior design consultation or demonstrated improved design services are frivolous or extravagant, reconsider; with the right mindset and approach, you may have the home of your dreams.



Why is an Interior Design Consultation Conducted?


An Interior Design Consultation allows you and your interior designer to get to know each other as well as the project. Your interior design team works with you just to define the scope of the project during the meeting. They'll try to figure out how you use each room in your house, as well as your preferences for colors, furnishings, plumbing, and lighting.

During the discussion, your interior designer's main goal will be to figure out now and explain what is required, as well as to assist you in prioritizing projects. Meet with your designer at your house so they can get a better sense of the area, as well as take any necessary measures and notes.



Site Visit and Measurement


Depending on the location of the project, The Interior Designer or The design firm may charge you a consultation fee to have an ocular visit of your space. 


The designer may take measurements during the Site Visit to ensure that they have the right specs to work with. This does not necessarily mean that they will take some site measurements depending on what you are consulting about. 


If you are working with an architect, they can also accompany you and assist you to collaborate with the Interior Designer If you aren't working with another allied profession, it's alright. It's not something to be ashamed of! That's why interior designers can also do the measurements as well. 


There's a reason you inquired from a pro in the first place!


You might be wondering, Why does the interior designer ask for assistance from an allied professional, From an Architect, or an Engineer. These 2 professions can assist us with any structural things that we might be asking or the things we need to know especially when we will be doing the renovation works, knowing the provisions in the existing area would help us work smoothly in the process of designing.


They can also assist the interior designer in creating a plan that answers the technical questions and also the interior designer knows how to create a plan that is tailored to your lifestyle and taste.


What is a home-interior design consultation meeting?


The first meeting with an interior designer is critical because it aids in the progress of the project. The consultation meeting for home interior design allows you to get to know the designers and the project.


Making your house into a house can be a difficult and time-consuming task.


Making decisions during restoration or redecorating projects can be difficult. Choosing the proper paint and then the right shade, furniture, upholstery, electrical and plumbing style and equipment, tiles, carpets, decorative items, etc. are all important considerations. The consultation conference will assist all stakeholders in understanding whatever is required and what can be done next. It aids in the establishment of a solid foundation, ensuring that your job begins on the correct foot and proceeds smoothly.


Does this post give you clarity on what to expect in a design consultation? 



7 Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer

4/07/2022

7 Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer


7 Benefits of Hiring An Interior Designer


Did you even know that a well-designed and functional house isn't something that happens by accident? Every project, in my opinion, should begin with a well-thought-out plan that is thoughtfully developed to provide you with a house that is not only beautiful but also functional for your lifestyle. You can trust my team of specialists to carefully carry out our design and provide you with a house that genuinely alters the way you live.


If you believe that hiring an interior designer is exclusively for the wealthy, you are mistaken. In fact, the expense of making a single mistake that doesn't work or looks bad might much exceed the cost of engaging an Interior Design professional. Continue reading to learn about the top seven advantages of hiring an interior designer.



Time Efficient


Nobody wants a remodeling or new construction project to drag on forever. Professional interior designers know what has to be done and when it needs to be done. When building a new home, for example, the outside treatments should be the first to be decided. Garage doors and windows, for example, might take up to three months to arrive, delaying the start of interior work if not ordered in a timely way.


When it comes to interior finishes, all of your fixed finishes, such as tile, countertops, cabinet colors, fireplace stone, flooring, and so on, should have been picked by the time your contractor asks for a paint color. Over the years, I've gotten several anxious emails from clients seeking my assistance in selecting paint colors, the majority of whom have yet to select any other finishes. When I inquire what they have picked for bathroom tiling, for example, some people are shocked.

Simply, how can you pick the ideal paint color for your bathroom if you haven't decided on the tile? It's not that it can't be done, but there are far more paint color options than there are tile options. What's the bottom line? A shorter schedule can be achieved by staying ahead of the construction process.


Expertise and Trained Eye


An interior designer can take your thoughts and turn them into a concrete plan, as well as assess what is possible in your area. An experienced designer can advise you on where you should spend your money and where you should save it. They can quickly identify what is working and what isn't in your house; they notice the big picture while also focusing on the little points. A designer will make sure that your space not only suits your lifestyle (kids, pets, entertaining) but also recommend appropriate furniture, all while keeping your particular aesthetic in mind.

 

7 Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer

Cohesive Look


Couples might have quite different views about how they want their house to appear, and when you add pets and children to the mix, you have a jumble of requirements and wishes. A design specialist can take all of this information and turn it into a finished product that pleases everyone. They have the ability to skillfully blend a wide range of styles and functions into a single coherent environment.

 

Unique Space


Designers have access to a wide range of trade-only vendors and bespoke artisans who can assist you in creating a place that none of your neighbors will have. Because a designer knows how to add particular details that make a place seem finished, the outcomes are frequently greater than you could have anticipated. Having said that, in-store designers have their place, but most people want their homes to be a reflection of themselves, not a showcase.

 

Time and Money Saved


Make sure you don't waste money by buying the wrong furniture and accessories (i.e. wrong scale, size, color, quality, etc). A designer will be able to choose the right furniture for the area, certify that it is constructed of high-quality materials, and guarantee that orders are done correctly. Your designer should be well-versed in material procurement, which saves you time from having to go out and acquire the goods yourself. A designer can also work within your budget and offer advice on how to spend your money effectively in the areas that matter the most.

 

Project Management


Your interior designer serves as both a project manager and a spokesperson for you. They know who to call when they need anything done. Damages, delivery, and items not arriving on the schedule are all issues that designers must deal with. Frequently, they arrive with a plan of action far before you even realize there is a problem. They function as a "go-between," communicating directly with contractors and tradesmen to verify that things are done correctly (i.e. outlets in the proper place, proper installation, etc). Your role is to relax and enjoy the process, as well as your lovely new room!


 7 Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer

Creative Thinking


Years of experience and training have armed a competent design professional with more than one approach to meet your objectives. They also have a different perspective on things than you do, which is where their creativity shines through with innovative solutions for tough places and the ability to push the boundaries with your personal style. Do you desire a flawless design that reflects the people who live in your home? Hire someone who thinks and lives beyond the box.

 

Peace of Mind


When embarking on a remodeling or new construction project, it's common to feel stressed and overwhelmed due to a lack of understanding of the process. You've probably heard the phrase "you don't know what you don't know." As an interior designer, one of the most important aspects of my job is to act as a liaison between you and your contractor or preffered supplier. I've had enough experience to know what questions to ask and when to make decisions. It's a priceless service for keeping your project on track and within budget!


It's one thing to navigate the design/renovation process; it's quite another to choose all of the finishes and materials. I spend a lot of time interviewing my customers to learn about their lifestyles, family situations, color, material choices, and general design aesthetic preferences.


In all of the 7 Benefits of why you should hire an interior designer, what appeals to you the most? My top focus is to put together the ideal design for you and make sure that your design journey would be the best one.  To find out more about how we can help you with your design problems. Book for our Free 30 minutes of Discovery Call.


Let's talk about your Space! 


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Editors Note: This was originally posted last November 25, 2016. This article has been updated for the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the topic. 


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