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The environment around us affects our mood, productivity, energy levels and attitude. Creating a beautiful space to call home is not just about impressing your guests and surrounding yourself with pretty items. It is about creating a space where you feel relaxed, comfortable, organized and at peace.
A professional interior designer can truly improve your quality of life. Over the years, we’ve witnessed the positive changes design has brought to our clients. We hear all the time that our clients feel relaxed, peaceful, happy and harmonious in their new space. We’ve also seen design lead to other positive changes such as career opportunities. Sound to good to be true? Consider these five ways an interior designer can improve your quality of life.
1. Creating a relaxing environment
From paint colors to lighting, interior designers are experts in choosing items that promote comfort and relaxation. Families and busy professionals need a space where they can unwind, but many people aren’t sure how to go about creating a restful and harmonious space. We consider everything from how the placement of furniture to the colors impact your space. A relaxing environment must be balanced, comfortable and properly proportioned.
2. Improving organization
Designers do far more than create a beautiful space. We can also bring organization and order to your home. From creative storage solutions like custom built-ins to custom closet design, we can create a space where there is a place for everything. Having a home that is neat and well organized not only makes your home more comfortable and inviting; it also works as a stress reducer. We take the time to listen to your needs and priorities when it comes to storage and organization, then offer creative solutions for streamlining your life.
3. Making the space functional
Designers take the time to understand your lifestyle, then create a space that fits perfectly within that. Do you love to entertain? We can come up with creative and flexible seating options that allow you to accommodate extra people. Do you have a dining room you don’t use? We can transform that space into a stylish sitting room, an office or a combination of both. Designers know which questions to ask to understand how you live and what you need. Good design is not just beautiful; it is functional and suits your lifestyle.
4. Creating a healthy and safe space
Designers also give considerable thought to creating a space that is healthy and safe. From eco-friendly appliances and sustainable materials to furniture that meets fire safety code requirements, designers are concerned with your well being, not just aesthetics. We consider health and safety throughout the design process, from beginning to end. Designers can also create a space with aging in mind, incorporating features such as wider doors, curbless showers and grab bars. Your home will be safer and more comfortable in the golden years.
5. Creating a space for everyone
Designers create spaces that promote family time and togetherness, but they can also create individual spaces suited to each member of the family, whether it’s a play area for the kids or a reading nook for mom and dad. Some of our clients have also asked us to design special spaces for their pets, including dog washing stations and garages with heated floors. When each member of the home has personal space that is suited to them, everyone feels more comfortable. A home should never be designed around the needs and tastes of just one family member. It should appeal to everyone.
Jessica Dauray Interiors is a full-service, residential and commercial interior design firm with offices in Greensboro and Wilmington, North Carolina. Founder, Jessica Dauray and her design team specialize in custom interior design, as well as renovation and new home construction project consulting and management. JDI' unique interiors can best be described as livable and sophisticated. The designs incorporate classic, clean lines that function to fit your family's lifestyle and design aesthetic. JDI's projects include residences and corporate interiors throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
There are many myths that circulate about hiring an interior designer. Some people think it’s too expensive - a luxury reserved for the very wealthy. Others believe designers follow trends and will impose their own taste, ignoring the homeowners personal style. Some people don’t quite understand what a trained, professional eye can bring to the table.
The decision to hire a designer, of course, is a personal one. But if you’re tossing around the idea, it’s helpful to separate myths from facts. We’ve compiled the five best reasons to hire a designer, some of which might surprise you.Read More