"Every part of a space, whether it’s windows, flooring, furniture, or accessories, is an opportunity to bring in an element that you love and enhance your space."
How I Translate Inspiration into Design Vision
Translating your inspiration into the actual materials you use in a space can be one of the more challenging aspects of design. Besides the process of finding brands and products, you also have to take into account cost and availability. When sourcing materials, I start with the visual aspect. Does it look good and is the product in line with my design vision? I always like to look at things in person whenever possible, to see the texture, the color and how it feels to the touch. From there, I look at the logistics of getting the products, and how they fit into the overall design.
For larger components like windows and doors, you want to make sure you select options that work with the architecture of the room, as well as enhance your design style. For a renovation, I typically look at windows and doors at the same time as flooring and paint. I think of these items as the “foundation” of a design, and components that will impact all the other furnishings you add to a room. Therefore, you want them to meet your needs, work well, and be visually appealing. Regardless of the style I am working with, I always look for windows that offer options to customize, from finishes to opening styles. This versatility makes it easier to find the exact option that is ideal for any room.