Make sure to sign up for our quarterly Design Dispatches so you never miss a post.
What is styling and how can it improve your life?
There are many words designers and custom home building professionals use that are confusing or misunderstood. Designer Words provides a perspective on these words and what they mean in the context of the home design, renovation and decor industry.
Skilled designers know styling takes a home renovation from good to wow. Unfortunately, this essential step is often undervalued or misunderstood by homeowners.
That’s a shame, because having your belongings organized in a visually pleasing way allows you to enjoy them instead of being overwhelmed by them.
One of the last spaces to get attention in many homes is the master bedroom. This is sad because it represents the place we go to recharge and connect. Tending to the design of a space is a powerful way to get it working for you.
Creating a space for busy parents to escape to is one of my favourite tasks and I was pleased to work with this family who prioritized having a dedicated adult space.
Architecturally, this room had lots of great elements to work with in terms of high ceilings and space to move.
We took advantage of the height to place an oversized, tufted king headboard and we kept the scale manageable by lowering the sconces. The size of the room allowed space for a seating area at the foot of the bed.
Casual fabrics suited the laid back, fun-loving approach this family has to life. Using hotel linens created a luxurious retreat-feel.
We also added some flair with the fabric-wrapped studded chests that flank the bed and provide lots of concealed storage and a graphic punch.
What elements would be essential in your perfect retreat?
This news came as a bit of a surprise this week. Form Interiors was named to the Point2Homes list of Top 30 Interior Design Firms in Calgary.
Thank you Point2Homes for the recognition and thank you to our clients for allowing us into their homes.
We are very honoured to be named among this talented group of professionals!
Last week I did something totally out of character for me. I signed up at the last minute for a workshop on taking better self-portraits. [Read more…]
Choosing is hard. And, worth it.
We are looking for a reliable, fun, friendly and organized studio manager. Are you looking for a flexible part-time contract where you can work to shape the systems and workflow of a growing design studio? We are a boutique interior design firm seeking administrative support.
— Maintaining customer and supplier information
— Coordinating social media content distribution
— Organizing weekly status meetings
— Preparing purchase orders and tracking order status
— Office and library organization and cleanliness
— Scheduling and participating in trade days and site installations
— Coordinating items for styling and repairs/replacements
— Writing client updates
— General administrative duties
Required skills + experience:
— High attention to detail
— Confident and organized self-starter
— Proficient and accurate with data entry/grammar
— Ability to run and interpret reports
— Strong social media savvy
— Experienced with Mac environment and software
— Knowledge of Basecamp, DesignDocs, AutoCad and WordPress an asset
— Experience in interior design/decor an asset
Preferred hours Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flexible for the right candidate.
To apply please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of why you would be awesome in this role, a sample introduction to a supplier and a resume.
Deadline for applications is Monday, September 12.
Things have been moving at about a thousand miles an hour around here for a while now. [Read more…]