By Patricia Julber, Owner of Complements Home Interiors
Why is it so enticing to look inside other people’s homes, especially the homes of the rich or renowned? I think it’s because it can be inspiring and we can garner ideas from those interior designs, ideas that we can recreate a version of in our own homes.
Luxury is not about expense but rather it is about a feeling. How can you create that feeling?
An Interior Designer can synthesize a client’s desires, personality and taste to create a one-of-a-kind experience for them—regardless of budget. Mindful to sprinkle the homeowner’s personality throughout, an Interior Designer can pull together a home in a way that at once feels welcoming and unique. Luxury is not about cost, but about creating a gorgeous and (more importantly) comfortable home that shows off a client’s own treasures to their best advantage.
Luxury might mean the Designer finds you the perfect sofa, coffee table and lamps to tie together and complete your own furnishings. It could mean highlighting that ever-so-cool piece you found on vacation in a place of honor so that it makes your heart sing when you walk in the door. It might mean lighting a unique piece of artwork to complement the room or arranging the room with guests and entertaining in mind.
The luxurious home creates a feeling of calm and well-being from the first moment you walk in. That feeling can even defy description and be hard to put your finger on.
Ultimately, as Coco Chanel famously said, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”