Every now and again, designers forget that the homes they’re designing are not just for their portfolio, but for someone to live in.
Interiors can be beautifully designed AND functional at the same time. It’s all about making the best judgment for what you need in your home and communicating that to your designer.
In Southern homes, a living room has to have enough seating for everyone and a place to set your sweet tea or a cocktail. If your formal living room is for “looks,” be sure your family room or den caters to what you and your family need.
When you are talking with your designer, consider how and where you spend your time. What small details could make your living spaces better? Do you need task lighting? Do you like to drop your keys near the door? For example, in the photo above, my client needed seating in the room to assist in getting ready in the morning.
In this photo, my client also wanted seating in the room but for reading in her bedroom. The natural light from the window made a perfect place for a reading chaise during the day and then I provided a large lamp for reading at night.
Being a discerning designer means that I can help make the right calls for my client in their home, and I can provide them with a gorgeous home that functions just the way they want it to!