Our passion for the Art of Building is reflected inside the unique and historic homes we work on, as well as outside. We believe that once beautifully restored and renovated, a historical building or a modern extension should be showcased by an equally stunning interior that is both complimentary to the origins of the building but also reflects modern living.
1. Quality Over Quantity: Invest in high-quality, durable furniture and materials that will stand the test of time. Opt for pieces made from sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood, bamboo, or recycled metals.
2. Neutral Color Palette: Choose a neutral color palette for the main elements of the room, such as walls, floors, and larger furniture pieces. Neutrals are timeless and provide a versatile backdrop for different styles and accent colors.
3. Classic Design Elements: Incorporate classic design elements and shapes that have proven to be timeless, such as clean lines, simple geometric patterns, and iconic furniture designs.
4. Natural Materials: Integrate natural materials like stone, wood, and organic textiles into your design. These materials not only look beautiful but also have a lower environmental impact compared to synthetic alternatives.
5. Energy-Efficient Lighting: Opt for energy-efficient lighting solutions such as LED bulbs and fixtures. Consider maximizing natural light through well-placed windows and mirrors.
6. Sustainable Fabrics: Choose upholstery fabrics and textiles made from organic or recycled materials. Look for eco-friendly certifications when selecting textiles.
7. Minimalistic Approach: Embrace a minimalistic design philosophy by avoiding excess decoration and clutter. A clean and uncluttered space is both timeless and easy to maintain.
8. Vintage and Antique Pieces: Incorporate vintage or antique furniture and decor items. These pieces often come with a history and unique character, adding depth to your design.
9. Multi-Functional Furniture: Opt for multi-functional furniture pieces that serve multiple purposes. This approach maximizes space efficiency and reduces the need for excess furniture.
10. Local and Handcrafted: Support local artisans and craftsmen by choosing locally made, handcrafted furniture and decor items. This not only adds a personal touch but also reduces the carbon footprint associated with shipping.
11. Indoor Plants: Integrate indoor plants into your design to bring in a touch of nature. Plants not only enhance air quality but also provide a timeless and refreshing aesthetic.
12. Repurposing and Upcycling: Consider repurposing or upcycling old furniture or materials to give them a new life. This adds a unique touch to your design while reducing waste.
13. Thoughtful Layout: Design the layout of your space with functional flow in mind. A well-organized and efficient layout is essential for both sustainability and timeless appeal.
By combining these principles and ideas, you can create an interior design that embodies both timelessness and sustainability. Remember that sustainability is not just about materials but also about long-lasting design choices that stand up to changing trends and reduce environmental impact.