Trends are constantly changing, which makes designing a ‘forever home’ quite challenging. You want a cohesive design that stands the test of time but choosing the finer details can be daunting even for professionals. Often we envision what our dream home looks like (with plenty of Pinterest boards full of ideas) but don’t know how to pull the look together. Below are the three simple steps to take to clarify your vision and make that home abode fantasy a reality.
Forget about the home decor trends, design a timeless build
Exquisite interior design and head-turning architecture go beyond seasonal trends, at Artisan by Icon Homes, we believe a custom home truly radiates when design inspires an aspired lifestyle. Working closely with our customers, we ensure functionality both now and for the future years is considered to ensure the home supports all stages of your family’s life.
Overcome confusion and use a style guide to inspire creativity
With so many options at your fingertips, it’s hard not to heart and pin every Pinterest idea to your Dream Home Inspiration board. You love what you see, but you’re just not sure how to pull it all together. At this point, it can become messy and mismatched, which is why we’ve put our Interior Architect to work on creating four complete Style Guides that you can use to inform the look you’re after.
Style guides allow you to visualise how your home can look and feel, they accentuate the elements that marry well together and really make a house a home. By displaying colour palettes, architectural design features, materials and texture suggestions, you can ensure any look you create is consistent, cohesive and curated for the visual eye.
Our Style Guides: Beach Boho, Modern Luxe, Soho and Coastal Farmhouse.
Challenging our Architect to create these looks with as few upgrades as possible and with the end product in mind, we understand that perfecting the right look still needs to stay within budget. These Style Guides are available for all of our clients and whether they choose to take the whole look or use them as a starting point is totally up to them.
Think about whether your design fits your vision
What you want now, may not be what you need in the future. Are you thinking of having children? Are your kids nearly ready to leave the coop? Is there enough space to feel like you’re not in each other’s way?
Building a home can often answer a lot of your previous living arrangement issues and it’s easy to know where you went wrong in the past, but projecting what’s needed for the future is where consulting with a professional can assist. To save you running into those “I can’t believe we didn’t think of…” scenarios, we now offer all our clients inspirational style guides that can be used to clarify your ideas, and a follow-up consultation with an interior design professional who will help you tweak, customise and finalise your building plans.