Showing posts from January, 2010

Function vs Beauty in Interior Design

Function vs Beauty in Interior Design

We are currently staying in a beautiful apartment on holiday and it has reminded me that too often as a designer you can get bogged down in the function of a space, making sure it complies with all the rules and regulations and forget about the fun part of interior design - the beauty or decoration of the space. You get so used to looking at plans in black and white, making sure everything works on paper that you don't leave enough time to focus on making the space look beautiful.

Staying here has reminded me that it is equally important to focus on the beauty of a space because at the end of the day this is what really makes you feel good. Lets face it, you feel good when you are in an interior space that looks opulent. It makes you feel comfortable and at ease, provides luxury and most importantly puts a smile on your face.

The purpose of interior design is to create a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, well balanced, functional interior sp…

Tips for a Tidy House

Tips for Keeping a House Tidy When you are Selling

We are currently in the process of selling our house. Sounds easy enough, but it is the opposite. Trying to keep the house looking great is almost impossible.

Here are a few things that we have done to try and make the job easier, I thought there may be others who are also sharing this experience or are about to.

Firstly, clear out all the things that you don't need. The less there is to tidy the easier it is to keep neat.

Box up all your things that you use once a year and store them somewhere else, or decide if you really need them, and make a decision, keep and store, sell or give away.

Write up a list of who is responsible for keeping certain areas tidy. This way it keep individuals focused on their space.

Eat out! No, just kidding but wouldn't that be an easy option. Make sure that you clean up after each meal, don't leave it to accumulate. Who does that you say? Kids who love to snack do this, they make a quick sandwich, l…