Some spaces are meticulously designed; they have just the right furniture, the latest flooring and the best lighting. But after initially inspiring admiration, those visually flawless rooms can feel as soulless as window mannequins.
Successful residential design is so much more than just a pretty space. Professional interior designers can bring experience, training, and a fine-tuned sense of aesthetics to a job, but they often note their favorite projects include a surprising essential ingredient: You.
In this global market where similar, if not identical, home merchandise is available worldwide, individuality is a priceless commodity. “There is so much information out there, and people are so busy; when they go home, they want to see themselves,” says Angela Todd, principal behindAngela Todd Designs of Portland. “Our job in the design community is to express them in visual form.”