So, what is interior design? Interior design is all about how we experience spaces. Through technical solutions, an interior designer can create unique environments that enhance the owner’s quality of life, affecting how we feel and how we live, work, and participate in each space. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces, inviting common spaces—that’s interior design at work. In Casa de Campo, various decorating trends enhance the beauty of each villa for its location. Some may be vibrantly bold while others are delicate and subtle. Here are some easy, go-to trends to tailor your space to your personality and lifestyle.
PIECES THAT TELL A STORY
Incorporate elements into your design theme that are handcrafted or antique, like tribal artwork, sculptures, and heirlooms.
MIX IT UP
Gone are the days of uniformity. Create interesting looks by mixing different materials and textures in one same space. Choose furniture designs that have a combination of wood, metals, stone or glass. When appropriately applied, these pieces combined with architectural accessories create their own level of symbiosis and harmony.
MAKE IT POP!
Any change in color adds an immediate and interesting splash! Choose bold, contrasting colors for an overt statement, or simply paint one wall a shade darker than the tone of its neighbors.
BACK TO BASICS
Designers and architects have opted for the use of materials in their raw or “unfinished” look. The use of wood, concrete, metal, stone and more in its natural aesthetic opens up spaces to a pleasing, simplistic form. The raw look has been linked to the industrial look.
IN WITH THE OLD AS WELL AS THE NEW
Blending design elements from different times periods and style decades is in. Add a vintage lamp to a modern 21st-century table, or a contemporary chandelier in a historic venue.
HYGGE – IT’S ALL ABOUT COMFORT!
Hygge is the act of feeling in complete comfort in a space and with one’s self; you often see this in guest rooms and hotels for the “home away from home” feel. The term can also be imparted in one’s way of living. Visually, it’s creating warmth with the use of rich and soft textures and neutral tones that lead to intimate spaces. The more natural it looks the better. Drift off and
Special thanks to
Nicole Dickson from La Tienda
Interior Designer | Diseñadora de Interiores
Cel: (829) 792 9151
Email: [email protected]
* This article was previously published in our sister magazine Casa de Campo Living Winter 2017 edition. Pictures by Laura Perdomo.