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Why Design Matters

Posted on: January 28, 2015

We can all recollect an instance of entering a space and wanting to escape as soon as we got there. Why is that, you say? Well, what you experienced may have been a psychological reaction to your surroundings, and probably a dose of poorly executed design. However, contrary to belief, bad design doesn’t necessarily entail blood, gore and a skittish color palette. Rather, a lack of concern for the inhabitant. Research shows that we spend 90% of our time indoors, which means our indoor environment should accommodate our needs to the fullest since we are surrounded by them most of the time. Interiors have the power to enhance or deflate our moods and well-being, inspire creativity, stimulate social interaction, inspire intimacy and even drum up an appetite if done right. Designing a space well ensures comfort, and gives rise to healthy environments through evidence based design.

Ever wonder why you choose the further grocery store over the closer one or prefer that slightly more expensive restaurant over the one around the corner AND stay much longer than you planned? Chances are the space was designed with you in mind, and the same goes for your home. Designers analyze everything from space planning, color palettes, lighting, views, utilize computer-aided design and more to ensure your space is comfortable, livable and beautiful, but more importantly, gives rise to your self-expression, in a way you never thought possible. Designers help materialize that image in your head, the one you’ve had all along, but needed just a smidge (or a great deal) of design assistance to get the ball rolling.

Good design caters to the needs of the occupant, be it a bachelor pad, accommodating the aging in place, or a family of 4 and beyond. Good design carefully considers the functionality of the space and daily operations while delivering a seamless product rooted in research and collaboration. Our team can help make your recurring dream a beautiful reality, so drop us a line if you want to know more!

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Shower tile and double-stacked niche detail

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Stairwell railing and flooring detail

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Floating vanity, soaking tub and stand-in shower layout

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Illumination!

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Large kitchen layout

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Range, hood and back splash arrangement

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Contrasting tile pattern and tonality

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