Space Planning, Furinture Placement and Selection
Proper traffic flow within your home is important. From the start of a new home plan or remdoel we like to assure door swings, and other installed aspects of your project are the most efficient, as well as pre-planning furniture layout to assure that any lighting and electrical needs are met in your finished home, We use Minutes Matter Studio Design Software renderings to give you choices and to visualize the options.
We will help assure your furniture choices are in the proper scale for the room and it's occupants. Desiging the right mix of natural walkways, conversation areas, quiet spaces and gathering spaces is key to the comfort of a home. Capturing views and natural mountain light are top considerations in the planning of your furniture needs. Assuring the right amount of seating and sleeping for everyone who will use your home sometimes take creative multi-use of spaces.
Furniture Selection & Design:
Purchasing key furniture pieces that fit the lifestyle needs of the occuplants and the architecture are imperative. Fabrics that hold up to kids and dogs; colors that compliment the mountain environment; and styling that is timeless, are are part of our design plans. We work with numerous wholesale and designer showrooms to meet your desired budget.
Enjoy the Design Process..Don't Dread it!
Karen can make the interior finishes and furnishings choices easy by sharing her vast collection of room and home feature photographs collected for over 10 years. Visit our web photos or site visits of homes completed. Karen will work through each set of choices for your home and find the look you are after in a budget that works for you! Most of our clients are out of state of out of town designing or decorating a 2nd home. E-mail photos, web links, Skype and a limited number of face to face meetings can make it easy for you to get your home decorated without worry.
After a first consultation, Karen seemed to read our minds and brought a limited set of grouped fabrics to our home, in less than 30 minutes we were able to finalize our selection on all our custom upholstery! The end result more than exceeded our expectations.
--------Steph & Sam, Dillon, CO
Lighting Design & Fixtures
The wrong lighitng can make a home feel outdated, depressing, or even dirty; yet, it is one of the easiet things to update in your home. Today's lighting fixture options can add more light with less energy use. There are thousands of choices for decorative light fixgtures to match your taste, for task, decorative and ambient lighting needs that were not available to us just a few years ago. Lighting a Log or Timberframe home can be especially challenging due to lack of framed walls for wiring, loft style ceilings with log floor joists, and vaulted ceilings and log trusses that make a log home beautiful. Since wood absorbs light while drywall reflects light, the lighting plan becomes more critical in these homes. We recommend a comprehensive lighting plan at the start of your project by a licensed lighting designer. We work directly with the skilled Team at Austin Bluffs Lighting. We pass along wholesale pricing from hundreds of manufacturers at www.austinbluffslighting.com
Finishing Touches & Accessories
We get calls all the time with people that purchase all the right furniture, but the house does not feel like a home. Let us help with colorful rugs, sculptures, wall art, mirrors, candles and florals to fill in those gaps you are missing. We have dozens of wholesale resources that put the finishing touches on your home.