My focus is Dallas luxury interior design, both residential and commercial office spaces. But just what goes into it? How can you distinguish it from other types? Here are my thoughts what creates luxury interior design, how to spot it, and how to get it for your own home.
Personal, customized design
If one word most concisely defines luxury design, it’s “customizable.” Custom furniture? Absolutely. Custom art? Of course. Custom window treatments? Always. A high-end interior designer listens to a client’s vision and translates that into a one-of-a-kind look where every aspect is made to create the perfect end product. Off-the-shelf furniture and accessories can be luxury, but to truly have a “perfect fit” design, custom is the way to go for luxury interior design.
Refined and thoughtful choices
Luxury interior design can show up in any style, from transitional to traditional, but they all have something in common: refined, thoughtful choices at every turn. This means each item is chosen in particular and precisely placed — clutter is an anathema in high-end design and more is rarely better. A high-end design feels curated and every element should feel like it always belonged there. This clarity of vision sets a design plan apart.
Rich, inviting fabrics and materials
Materials or fabrics in a luxury design plan should be durable, yet have rich textures or colors that are inviting and feel fabulous. The ability to expertly mix patterns based not only on color, but also texture, is also a hallmark of luxury interior design. As a designer, it’s important to use personal judgement in this area, and never become ruled by trends or “colors of the year.” All materials and fabrics should add to the overall character of the home and convey a sense of rarity without seeming unapproachable. After all, people live here and a home must be comfortable and luxurious.
Attention to every element
The cohesive look of luxury interior design includes special attention to detail. In the photo above, for example, the ceiling is painted a deep teal, playing off the room’s color scheme. The ceiling would be an easy thing to overlook, but in a high-end space, every element should be well planned and executed with a strong sense of relationship between them all.
Consistency in design from room to room
A well-executed luxury interior design plan flows effortless from one room to the next. That’s not to say the color palette stays exactly the same, which would be boring. A refined design plan has unifying elements that carry through the whole home, varied slightly in each room to suit its specific function and purpose. This takes an expert’s eye to achieve.
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